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The Hunger Games Are Real: Teenage Fans Remind the World What Katniss Is Really Fighting For The Hunger Games Are Real: Teenage Fans Remind the World What Katniss Is Really Fighting For
by Christopher Zumski Finke
What if we used fantasy not as an escape from our world, but an invitation to look deeper into it? How teenage fans are fighting injustice—in real life.
"Beauty Feeds a Different Kind of Hunger": An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams "Beauty Feeds a Different Kind of Hunger": An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams
by Devon Fredericksen
"I used to ask the question, 'Am I an activist or a writer?' I don't ask that anymore. I am simply a human being engaged."
Art for the Sky Art for the Sky
Daniel Dancer's Art For the Sky is a unique, team building activity for schools and special events that helps dissolve boundaries that often exist in our daily lives. These enchanting creations are a whole-body way of stimulating our imagination to see the elusive "big picture" and help us understand our interconnection with one another and all life.
Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Four Stockholm cinemas are adopting a system that rates films on how deeply their female characters are developed—and how much they interact. It could radically change the way we see movies.
Meet the Comic Book Artist Fighting Back Against Rape Culture Meet the Comic Book Artist Fighting Back Against Rape Culture
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Comics artist Tess Fowler has a second great talent—communicating about misogyny through social media. Warning: This article contains accounts of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people.
"A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space "A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space
by YES! online team
How has the experience of seeing our planet from outer space changed the way we think about it?
10 Films to Inspire Your Inner Environmental Superhero 10 Films to Inspire Your Inner Environmental Superhero
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Movies have long helped us understand what it means to live on earth and contribute to an ecologically sustainable planet. Here are ten of our favorites.
"Blackfish" on CNN: Documentary about Captive Orca Whales Goes Mainstream "Blackfish" on CNN: Documentary about Captive Orca Whales Goes Mainstream
by James Trimarco
The public reaction to a documentary about captive orca whales showed an empathy we don't usually associate with TV audiences.
50 Years On, Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" Still Speaks Truth to Power 50 Years On, Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" Still Speaks Truth to Power
by Erika Lundahl
New generations of singers continue to adapt the song to talk about how injustice plays out in cases like those of Trayvon Martin and Rachel Corrie.
The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of
by Simon Okelo
When the Westgate Mall was attacked by a terrorist group that aggressively recruits young men, one Kenyan asked—how can we respond to the pain and vulnerability of our boys before groups like Al-Shabab can reach them?
 Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy" Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
by Chuck Collins
From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality
"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 Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama
by Valerie Schloredt
Photographer Jane Feldman on earning the trust of beloved world leaders—and capturing their laughter.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies “Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina Rabeler
Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
Dar Williams: Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending Dar Williams: Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending
by Madeline Ostrander
We can’t change the world if we can’t even sing together—a star folk singer on what happens if political music dies.
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