Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi’s Biggest Awards?
by Miles SchneidermanAug 14, 2015
- More and more women have been nominated for Hugo Awards in recent years—until this year. Here’s what’s at stake.
The Rad History Book Every Girl (and Boy) Should Have on Her Bookshelf
by Lindsey WeedstonAug 11, 2015
- A new feminist children's book honors 26 awesome women who changed the world.
New David Foster Wallace Movie Shows a Regular Guy Who Happens to Be a Genius—That’s Why It Works
by Christopher Zumski FinkeAug 07, 2015
- Jason Segel steers away from his usual funny guy persona in "The End of the Tour," and plays the late "Infinite Jest" author David Foster Wallace.
Swapping Screen Time for Getting Dirty: Why Kids Need to Spend More Time Outside
by Shannon HayesJul 13, 2015
- In his new book “How to Raise a Wild Child,” Dr. Scott D. Sampson argues that the current disconnect between kids and the natural world is a threat to their physical, mental, and emotional health.
Staying Human in a Time of Climate Change: New Author on Science, Grief, and Hope
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJul 02, 2015
- For geographer and author M Jackson, knowing climate science isn’t enough. We need to get our hearts involved too.
Ursula K. Le Guin Calls on Fantasy and Sci Fi Writers to Envision Alternatives to Capitalism
by Araz HachadourianJun 04, 2015
- This award-winning author explains how fantasy and science fiction writers can stand up to the corporate system.
Wendell Berry on Climate Change: To Save the Future, Live in the Present
by Wendell BerryMar 23, 2015
- In this selection from his new book, the poet and farmer Wendell Berry connects the dangers of the future to a failure to live fully in the here and now.
A Brief History of Happiness: How America Lost Track of the Good Life—and Where to Find It Now
by Sarah van GelderFeb 05, 2015
- For decades, we've been taught that economic growth and buying more stuff will make us happy—while trashing the planet. The good news is, there’s a better kind of happy: It starts with meaningful work, loving relationships, and a thriving natural world.
A Baltimore Public School Teacher Explains Why It Pays to Put Kids in Control
by Andy Lee RothJan 16, 2015
- What do Shakespeare’s plays tell us about how to run classrooms in an unequal society?
Book Review: After Landing Herself in ICU, This Woman Changed Her Lifestyle, and Built a Tiny House
by Abby QuillenDec 24, 2014
- In building her tiny house, the author built a simpler and happier life.
The Radical Homemaker’s Reading List: 8 Books for Happier Families, Healthier Guts, and Saner Lives
by Shannon HayesDec 04, 2014
- A short list of books that have kept discovery alive and well in 2014 at Sap Bush Hollow farm.
This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
by Christopher Zumski FinkeSep 12, 2014
- A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer’s version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we’ve come to dread.
How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests
by Madeline OstranderJul 08, 2014
- In his new book "How to Make Trouble and Influence People," Iain McIntyre offers readers an alternative version of Australian history.
Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big
by Scott GastJul 02, 2014
- His new book, "What Then Must We Do?" imagines how a new economic system might actually emerge, from the bottom up, in the next few decades.
Wild Eats, Resilient Farms, and Freedom From Money: 3 Holiday Reads for the Radical Homemaker
by Shannon HayesDec 10, 2013
- Books should light up our lives—especially during the dark days of winter. Here are a few to pass along.
Reading list for a better world.