Science Fiction and the Post-Ferguson World: “There Are as Many Ways to Exist as We Can Imagine”
by Mary HansenDec 03, 2014
- Radical science fiction and fantasy are a remedy for the belief that there is no alternative to the violence and inequality that surround us.
Sit Still, Listen, and Accept Being a Target: What White Men Can Do in Times Like These
by Kevin FongDec 02, 2014
- From law enforcement officers to sports team owners, we're hearing plenty of stories of white men behaving badly. Even the most decent and principled ones have to exercise muscles of consciousness they haven’t needed to use before.
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
by Shannon HayesNov 26, 2014
- Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.
Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
by Valerie SchloredtNov 25, 2014
- In St. Paul, Minnesota, artist Seitu Jones wanted to start a community-wide conversation about food access and food justice—and where better to talk than over a good meal?
An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 21, 2014
- The first video game developed by an indigenous-owned company uses gaming’s immersive storytelling style to connect players with Alaska Native culture.
The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 21, 2014
- Check out #MyHungerGames—the latest installment of fan activism that gets young people talking about real-life inequality.
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
by Sarah van GelderNov 14, 2014
- The starting point is to realize we have choices—like meaningful work, authentic relationships, and gratitude.
An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community
by Shannon HayesNov 13, 2014
- I love my solitude. I also love my community. But my independent nature has never been unusual in this town.
When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude
by Shannon HayesNov 07, 2014
- I had grown up identifying joblessness with shame and failure. But here we were, on the other side of the employment equation, and for the first moment in my grown-up life, everything felt … right.
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
Nov 06, 2014
- In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme
by Roman KrznaricNov 06, 2014
- Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters.
Video: Instead of Paying Our Kids to Do Their Homework, Let’s Teach Them Gratitude
by Kayla SchultzOct 31, 2014
- At this pay-it-forward restaurant, everyone's meal is paid for by previous guests—out of generosity. Karma Kitchen's founder on how kindness became contagious
The Avengers Join Guardians of the Galaxy and Other Marvel Heroes to Make Bullying History
by Christopher Zumski FinkeOct 30, 2014
- “The center of Marvel’s storytelling history is the eternal struggle between good and evil, with many of its greatest superheroes having to contend with—and rise above—bullying, in all its forms.”
To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
by Panyin ConduahOct 30, 2014
- When a group of volunteers walked the streets of Chicago's east side, they learned that gun violence was not the only problem plaguing their neighborhood.
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
by James Trimarco, Marc J. PalmOct 29, 2014
- Forget ghouls and goblins. From deregulating Wall Street to shredding environmental and labor protections—these policy monsters are way scarier.