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The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Blockbuster series like Twilight have left their mark on a generation of girls, but what message are they sending boys? Here are a few to look out for.
Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area" Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"
by Rachael Stoeve
A hunger strike in a Washington state detention facility draws attention to a facility where most U.S. laws don't apply.
How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together) How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together)
by Roman Krznaric
The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another.
How a Chicago Mom Liberated a Foreclosure and Got a Home for Her Four Kids How a Chicago Mom Liberated a Foreclosure and Got a Home for Her Four Kids
by Laura Gottesdiener
Displaced by foreclosure, this family took direct action—and got a place to live.
Veggies at the Liquor Store—and 5 Other Ways to Bring Food to Your Community Veggies at the Liquor Store—and 5 Other Ways to Bring Food to Your Community
by Shannan Stoll
Out-of-the-box ideas for putting healthier food on our neighborhood plates—and make friends doing it.
There Are Still More Libraries Than McDonald’s Locations in the United States There Are Still More Libraries Than McDonald’s Locations in the United States
by Erika Lundahl, Rachael Stoeve
(and 24 other facts you should probably know).
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act" Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
by Sarah van Gelder
Why the fight for biodiversity is about protecting life itself.
Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money
by YES! online staff
"Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagen
Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
Hey, NY Times, Want Fairness in Pacific Trade Deal? Then Advocates Must Get Seat at the Table Hey, NY Times, Want Fairness in Pacific Trade Deal? Then Advocates Must Get Seat at the Table
by James Trimarco
A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.
Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
by Erin Sagen
As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
"Anonymous" Hacktivists to Government: "You Can't Arrest Us All" "Anonymous" Hacktivists to Government: "You Can't Arrest Us All"
by Rachael Stoeve
In new video, the hacker collective vows to stand by those targeted by what it deems "corrupt governments."
Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit
by Shannon Hayes
Stepping into the realm of creativity can be scary for little ones. But reward for sticking with it is the powerful feeling of making something beautiful with your own hands.
Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude
by Pavithra Mehta
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
Hey Russell Brand, The Revolution Is Over Here! Come Join Us! Hey Russell Brand, The Revolution Is Over Here! Come Join Us!
by Nur Lalji
The actor Russell Brand made headlines when he called for a "revolution" on British TV. Here are five movements working to create the "genuine alternatives" Brand said he was looking for.
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