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“Wild” Could Have Been a Standard Hollywood Weeper. Here’s How Reese Witherspoon Saved It
“Wild” Could Have Been a Standard Hollywood Weeper. Here’s How Reese Witherspoon Saved It
To call “Wild” a redemption film is to minimize the wide range of emotions it works with—not to mention the subtlety of Reese Witherspoon’s performance.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
Video: This Philly Beauty Salon and Rehab Clinic Helps People Heal—With a Little Magical Realism
Video: This Philly Beauty Salon and Rehab Clinic Helps People Heal—With a Little Magical Realism
A new documentary, "Hollywood Beauty Salon," lets people who struggle with mental illness and addiction tell their own stories in unexpected ways.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
We Don't Need Santa's Magic When We Already Have Our Own
We Don't Need Santa's Magic When We Already Have Our Own
Magic is about stepping into our power, about uniting our intentions with the natural world to create something better, something deeper.
Posted Dec 16, 2014
Ridley Scott's Weak Defense of "Exodus" Casting Will Help You Understand Why Hollywood's So White
Ridley Scott's Weak Defense of "Exodus" Casting Will Help You Understand Why Hollywood's So White
All the main characters are played by white people. It doesn't really have to be that way.
Posted Dec 12, 2014
Everything You Need to Know About the Radical Roots of Wonder Woman
Everything You Need to Know About the Radical Roots of Wonder Woman
Her enigmatic creator believed women were destined to rule the world. 10 facts about the iconic heroine.
Posted Dec 10, 2014
The Radical Homemaker’s Reading List: 8 Books for Happier Families, Healthier Guts, and Saner Lives
The Radical Homemaker’s Reading List: 8 Books for Happier Families, Healthier Guts, and Saner Lives
A short list of books that have kept discovery alive and well in 2014 at Sap Bush Hollow farm.
Posted Dec 04, 2014
Science Fiction and the Post-Ferguson World: “There Are as Many Ways to Exist as We Can Imagine”
Science Fiction and the Post-Ferguson World: “There Are as Many Ways to Exist as We Can Imagine”
Radical science fiction and fantasy are a remedy for the belief that there is no alternative to the violence and inequality that surround us.
Posted Dec 03, 2014
Sit Still, Listen, and Accept Being a Target: What White Men Can Do in Times Like These
Sit Still, Listen, and Accept Being a Target: What White Men Can Do in Times Like These
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.
Posted Dec 02, 2014
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.
Posted Nov 26, 2014
Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free
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?
Posted Nov 25, 2014
An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox
An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox
The first video game developed by an indigenous-owned company uses gaming’s immersive storytelling style to connect players with Alaska Native culture.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”
The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”
Check out #MyHungerGames—the latest installment of fan activism that gets young people talking about real-life inequality.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
The starting point is to realize we have choices—like meaningful work, authentic relationships, and gratitude.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community
An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community
I love my solitude. I also love my community. But my independent nature has never been unusual in this town.
Posted Nov 13, 2014
When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude
When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude
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.
Posted Nov 07, 2014

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