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In Review: Books, Music, and Film

Books, Music, and Film

Remember that Famous Study About Obedience to Authority? Here's How Stanley Milgram Got it Wrong Remember that Famous Study About Obedience to Authority? Here's How Stanley Milgram Got it Wrong
by Andy Lee Roth
According to conventional wisdom, psychologist Stanley Milgram's famous experiment revealed that human beings are hardwired to obey authority. But author Gina Perry looked at Milgram's data—and she's not convinced.
The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules
by Madeline Ostrander
“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
"Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare "Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
by Valerie Schloredt
Beyond the Affordable Care Act, the film explores how to make a healthier America.
YES! Music Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Summer YES! Music Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Summer
Jake Bugg, a Tribute to John Denver, and Beethoven for Everyone.
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi Hutner
Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Why an African American marketing consultant and a white writer took a journey to explore the effects of slavery, racism, and privilege.
A Marathon Runner’s Lessons for a Saner Civilization A Marathon Runner’s Lessons for a Saner Civilization
by Andy Lee Roth
Long-distance running demands that athletes pace themselves and keep the future in mind. Might they have something to teach those who want to create a sustainable society?
How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard How Two Plant Geeks Grew a Permaculture Oasis in an Ordinary Backyard
by Abby Quillen
In “Paradise Lot,” two residents of an inner city write about how they transformed less than an acre of their blighted yard into a thriving food forest full of mushrooms, gooseberries, silkworms, and more.
YES! Music Picks: Summer 2013
Pete Seeger, Steve Earle, Melodeego, and other inspiration while putting together the Summer 2013 issue of YES!
Why the Most Powerful Thing in the World Is a Seed Why the Most Powerful Thing in the World Is a Seed
by Abby Quillen
“The Seed Underground” is a love letter to the quiet revolutionaries who are saving our food heritage.
Film Review: Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl Film Review: Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl
by Valerie Schloredt
The new documentary will bring you inside one of the worst manmade disasters of all time in powerful detail.
Book Review: Inside Will Allen’s Good Food Revolution Book Review: Inside Will Allen’s Good Food Revolution
by Laura Kaliebe
Like growing vegetables from seed to harvest, overhauling the country's food system takes time.
Music Picks: Spring 2013 Music Picks: Spring 2013
Hurricane Sandy relief, benefits for U.S.-Mexico border crossers, and other musical inspiration while putting together the Spring 2013 issue.
Can a People’s Movement Ground U.S. Drones? Can a People’s Movement Ground U.S. Drones?
by Stuart Glascock
Book Review: Killing by remote control is no game, peace activist Medea Benjamin argues in “Drone Warfare.” We know that drones kill civilians and inflame hatred against the United States—but can we stop them?
Pete Seeger: “You Stick Together ’Til It’s Won” Pete Seeger: “You Stick Together ’Til It’s Won”
by Kim Ruehl
Book Review: Gleaned from letters, essays, and articles, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words” reveals how the celebrated folk singer has considered, at every turn, what it means to sing out in a world where the din of injustice is deafening.
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