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ARTS

The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

Photo Essays
New visions of the world we thought we knew.
Music
Soundtrack to a revolution.
Books
Reading list for a better world.
Quotes
Wisdom to go.
Videos
Telling inspiring stories of social change.
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Create your own captions.
Poetry
Poets speak out.
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Listen to interviews, podcasts, radio programs that tell the YES! stories.
Film
Watch trailers to our pick of maddening and motivating independent films.

You Can’t Ban History You Can’t Ban History
An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
Pete Seeger: Forever Young Pete Seeger: Forever Young
You’re never too old to change the world.
Yes, the Climate is Changing Yes, the Climate is Changing
Video: People around the world show how climate change is already affecting their lives.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day” “You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha Hamid
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.
Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip
Can farming revitalize our cities and change the way we eat? Follow two friends across the United States to find out.
Be All You Can Be ... In the Guitarmy Be All You Can Be ... In the Guitarmy
Video: Thousands of protesters in New York City sing, “This Land Is Your Land.”
Words That Inspire: You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day Words That Inspire: You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Use Rasha Hamid's words to start a discussion with your students about what this tragedy means.
YES! Music Picks: Summer 2012 YES! Music Picks: Summer 2012
Musical inspiration while putting together the Summer 2012 issue.
Quote: Maya Angelou Quote: Maya Angelou
A quote from Maya Angelou, from Making It Home, the Summer 2012 issue of YES! Magazine. Download it here.
A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood
by Kathryn Clark
How have foreclosures transformed the layouts of Detroit, Las Vegas, and other cities? Artist Kathryn Clark’s mapped it—in quilts.
A Slumber Party on Wall Street A Slumber Party on Wall Street
Video: Occupiers are once again camping in protest, this time outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love
As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.
What We Owe Adrienne Rich What We Owe Adrienne Rich
by Madeline Ostrander
The late poet was a patriot who wrestled for the soul of her country.
Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work
How worker-owned businesses from Cleveland to Spain are nurturing life and jobs outside the corporate framework.
A DIY Civilization A DIY Civilization
by Colleen Shaddox
Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
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