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Creative ways to get your voice heard.

James Baldwin in Turkey
Robot Dogs and Other Weird Creatures Bring Nature to the City Robot Dogs and Other Weird Creatures Bring Nature to the City
by Natalie Pompilio
How to create a world where people fly, salamanders text, and trash is useful.
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.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
by Valerie Schloredt
Film Review: Whether you think the cyberactivists of Anonymous are hooligans or heroes, “We Are Legion” is required viewing.
“Africa for Norway” Global Aid Spoof Goes Viral “Africa for Norway” Global Aid Spoof Goes Viral
by Ayla Harbin
“There’s heat enough for Norway, if Africans would share,” quips this parody of overblown charity fundraisers that’s blowing up the Web. The purpose? To swap stereotypes for real needs.
Your Body is a Body of Water Your Body is a Body of Water
by Jourdan Keith
A storyteller asks what you'd do if you knew your body was part of the water web.
The City is Our Canvas: A Bay Area Tour, in Murals The City is Our Canvas: A Bay Area Tour, in Murals
From the alleys of San Francisco to the streets of West Oakland, murals are cropping up throughout the Bay Area with themes as diverse as the artists who paint them.
Speaking for All Bodies (Not Just the “Perfect” Ones) Speaking for All Bodies (Not Just the “Perfect” Ones)
by Sven Eberlein
In “Sins Invalid,” performance artists shatter stereotypes around sex and disabilities to reclaim the body's redemptive power.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You” Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie Schloredt
Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.
Da Vinci, van Gogh ... AT&T? Inside the Corporate Masters Series Da Vinci, van Gogh ... AT&T? Inside the Corporate Masters Series
by Sarah Guthrie
If corporations are people, what would their portraits look like? Artist Sarah Guthrie on why she defaced classic works of art for an unconventional exhibition.
In Yoga, Better Breathing Through ... Beatboxing? In Yoga, Better Breathing Through ... Beatboxing?
by Lauren Hardy
Video: Can the offbeat fusion of acoustic guitar and electronic loops help you breathe your way to better movement?
Pete Seeger Visits The Colbert Report Pete Seeger Visits The Colbert Report
Stephen Colbert talks to the legendary musician about his new book, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words.”
One Day On Earth One Day On Earth
What does a given moment look like on the other side of the globe? A new documentary captures a single day in every country on Earth.
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
How the poet, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author has changed the world with her words.
You Can’t Ban History You Can’t Ban History
An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
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