Can Money Help Shrink Jail Populations? The MacArthur Foundation Is Betting $75M on It
by Puck LoJun 11, 2015
- The grants will help jail systems develop a plan for eliminating “the overuse and misuse of jails.” But prisoner advocate Dan Berger says this doesn’t address larger issues like police bias and racism.
"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" Director on Making the Quirky Film that Became a Sundance Hit
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJun 11, 2015
- For Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, shooting this funny, intimate film was a healing experience.
How a Bronx Theater Uses Avant-Garde Theater to Teach Everyday Activism
by Araz HachadourianJun 10, 2015
- Whether the crisis is AIDS or cyber-bullying, Pregones Theater’s empathy-based theater techniques help young people rehearse for action.
150 Years Later, Two Universities Answer for Their Founder's Role in the Sand Creek Massacre
by Ned BlackhawkJun 08, 2015
- Under pressure from students and community members, Northwestern University and University of Denver take the first steps towards righting historic wrongs.
Ursula K. Le Guin Calls on Fantasy and Sci Fi Writers to Envision Alternatives to Capitalism
by Araz HachadourianJun 04, 2015
- This award-winning author explains how fantasy and science fiction writers can stand up to the corporate system.
5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard
by Miles SchneidermanJun 03, 2015
- These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety.
Is Populism Making a Comeback? What You Need to Know About Its History—And Its Future
by Fran KortenJun 02, 2015
- The 19th century populists gave us co-ops and workers' rights. Here's how we can build on their work to solve 21st century problems.
How This Library Paid $1 to Install Its Solar Panels
by Mary HansenJun 02, 2015
- In West Virginia, Solar Holler helps nonprofits install solar panels for less than the price of a cup of coffee.
About Student Writing Lessons from YES! Magazine
by Jing FongJun 01, 2015
- Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
Can We Save Our Planet? What the Climate Movement Can Learn From the Nuclear Freeze Campaign
by Duncan MeiselJun 01, 2015
- The Nuclear Freeze Campaign of the 1980s saved the world from nuclear war. Here's what today's climate activists can learn from its success.
How Do You Say Goodbye to a Family Pet?
by Shannon HayesJun 01, 2015
- When my family's dog passed away, I was faced with the question of how to talk to my children about sadness and death.
SPENT: An Online Game to Understand Poverty
by Jing FongMay 31, 2015
- If you don’t understand the feeling of trying to survive poverty, you will after playing SPENT.
Can America Heal After Ferguson? We Asked Desmond Tutu and His Daughter
by Fania Davis, Sarah van GelderMay 29, 2015
- South Africans surprised everyone by transitioning to a relatively peaceful post-apartheid society. Here’s what Americans can learn.
Like to Blame Others When Bad Things Happen? Here's What You're Missing Out On
by Liz PleasantMay 29, 2015
- This best-selling author explains why blame is bad for us and our relationships.
This College Student Chained Herself to a Shell Oil Ship for Three Days. Here’s Why.
by Araz HachadourianMay 27, 2015
- Will young activists do anything to stop oil drilling in the Arctic?