People We Love: JR
Oct 20, 2011
- A former street artist makes art for humanity.
“This is Just Practice”—The Story of the Wall Street Occupation
by Nathan SchneiderSep 23, 2011
- There’s a lot of misinformation about the occupation of Wall Street. What’s it really about?
What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands
by Angela SterrittAug 15, 2011
- Why a First Nations student from British Columbia is taking on a controversial trans-Canadian pipeline project—through song.
How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out
Aug 11, 2011
- In Paris, Palestine, Peru, and beyond—guerrilla artist JR asks the people of the world share their faces to transform urban landscapes into stories.
Are You a Culture Worker?
by David KortenAug 08, 2011
- From religion to the arts, we have more influence on culture than we think. We can use that power to expand or to limit our possibilities as a species.
A Poet Rewrites the War on Drugs
by Madhu Suri PrakashAug 03, 2011
- After the death of his son, poet Javier Sicilia gave voice to the anguish of the Mexican people—and started a powerful movement of moral indignation against the senseless slaughter of the war on drugs.
At Home with W.S. Merwin
Aug 01, 2011
- The U.S. Poet Laureate on learning from Ezra Pound, and why his plot of indigenous Hawaiian rainforest inspires his poetry today.
Aug 01, 2011
- VERA Project took on Seattle's youth music wasteland to create lasting opportunities for young artists.
Philadelphians Paint the Town
Aug 01, 2011
- How art healed and united troubled communities in the City of Brotherly Love.
A Link Between Tornadoes and Climate Change? Never!
Jun 08, 2011
- Tornadoes, fires, floods, crop failures—they're all isolated events, right? This powerful video helps connect the dots of the climate catastrophe.
Obama’s Sister: What Our Mother Taught Us
by Fran KortenMay 20, 2011
- Maya Soetoro-Ng reflects on her childhood with brother Barack, her own family and children, and how to keep everyone connected.
Life With Poetry, But No Parole
by Spoon JacksonMay 06, 2011
- Locked up for life, prisoner poet Spoon Jackson discovered life as a "melody that flowed like free verse."
Film Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
May 01, 2011
- A long-overdue tribute to a leading Vietnam-era voice of protest.
The Refugee Child Photographers
by V. Noah GimbelApr 26, 2011
- How photography training and disposable cameras are giving young Palestinian refugees something new—a voice.
You Can’t Ignore Me Any Longer
by Jing FongApr 14, 2011
- Street artist JR brings art to improbable places, creating projects that force us to really see each other.