ARTS

The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Hundreds of poets from all over the country gathered in front of the White House on Sunday, March 23, 2008, for Split This Rock Poetry Festival. Together, the poets created a spontaneous group poem, a Cento, for peace and new priorities…
Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible
by Shakti Butler
This documentary features the experiences of white women and men who have worked to gain insight into what it means to challenge notions of racism and white supremacy in the United States.
The Shift :: Trailer
Millions of people around the world are waking up and embracing a new outlook with an emphasis on their responsibility to contribute positively to our collective future. We are in the middle of the biggest social transformation in history: The Shift…
Blue Covenant: Maude Barlow on the Global Movement for Water Justice
by Maude Barlow
Listen to Maude Barlow's interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
Audio: Swim Against the Current
by Jim Hightower
Listen to Jim Hightower read an excerpt of Chapter 14 of his book Swim Against the Current.
Control Room
by Jehane Noujaim
View the trailer for Jehane Noujaim's award-winning documentary, Control Room, which examines media coverage of the Iraq War.
Chris Jordan :: Running the Numbers
by Chris Jordan
Dazzling images make the statistics that describe the huge waste streams of our consumer culture visible. This photo essay shows recent works of Chris Jordan from his Running the Numbers and Intolerable Beauty series.
Lodge Cartoon
"You should have seen the one that got away." Caption submitted by Kent McCullough.
Why Positive Journalism Matters
by Sarah van Gelder
Listen to Sarah van Gelder's interview by Chris Vondrasek on KBCS' One World Report: "It is part of our journalistic task—to pay attention to where there is news of successful change."
Jon Warnow :: Brower Youth Awards
Listen to Jon's energetic acceptance speech as he invites all of us to “step outside our comfort zones” and remake our world.
Housing Cartoon
"I've tried everything and my footprint is still a size 10..." Caption submitted by Wanda Rockwell.
The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the Gambia
See the solar installation in process, start to finish: follow two rural illiterate women from The Gambia who learn how to become Barefoot Solar Engineers.
Quote :: Lester Brown
One way or another, the choice will be made by our generation, but it will affect life on earth for all generations to come. Illustrated with a photo of solar units brought on foot to a Himalayan village. The Barefoot College of Tilonia, India is training locals on installation and repair of solar units.
Photo Essay :: Pete Seeger at Home
by Michael Bowman
This photo series by Michael Bowman for YES! Magazine shows folk-legend Pete Seeger at his home in Beacon, New York, overlooking the Hudson River, in December, 2007.
The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
by Annie Leonard
The Story of Stuff will take you on a provocative tour of our consumer-driven culture—from resourc extraction to iPod incineration—exposing the real costs of our use-it and lose-it approach to stuff.