In Review: Books, Music, and Film

Books, Music, and Film

In Review :: The Story of Stuff
by Cecile Andrews
Everyone is concerned about global warming, but no one seems willing to say the fatal words: We must start consuming less. The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard lays out, in just 20 minutes, the problems in our consumption of “stuff” and shows how everything is linked
In Review :: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded
by James Trimarco
James Trimarco reviews INCITE's The Revolutions Will Not be Funded. Women of Color Against Violence challenge the no-profit model of social action and propose thoughtful alternative strategies.
In Review :: Remembering Tomorrow
by Jen Angel
Jen Angel reviews Michael Albert's new memoir, Remembering Tomorrow: From SDS to Life After Capitalism.
In Review :: Beyond Prisons
by Carol Estes
Carol Estes reviews Magnani and Wray's Beyond Prisons: a fascinating, imaginative approach to reinventing criminal justice.
In Review :: Gaia Girls
by Catherine Bailey
Review of Gaia Girls by Catherine Bailey.
In Review :: Personal Safety Nets
by Lisa Farino
Book review: Personal Safety Nets: Getting Ready for Life's Inevitable Changes & Challenges by John W. Gibson and Judy Pigott.
In Review :: Secrets of Happiness
by Cecile Andrews
Book review: Stephen Post and Jill Neimark's 'Why Good Things Happen to Good People' shows that people who are kind and caring score higher on all sorts of measures like happiness, health, longevity, self-esteem, and creativity
In Review :: China Blue
by Peter Luyckx
A deep-access account of what both China and the international retail companies don’t want us to see—how the clothes we buy are actually made.
YES! Picks
YES! picks of music, movies and food.
In Review :: Phil Borges, Women Empowered
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Acclaimed portrait photographer Phil Borges offers a stunning sampling of empowered women from Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America.
Yes! Picks
by Catherine Bailey, Sarah Kuck
Yes! reveals their musical inspiration while putting together this issue as well as favorite independent films.
In Review
Reviews of The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse; Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future; and the documentary film Juvies.
Powerful Beat
Review of the documentary "Favela Rising" with Anderson Sa frontman for the band Afro Reggae. AfroReggae's music has brought the sound of hope to Brazil's slums.
In Review
Reviews of Planetwalker: How to Change Your World One Step at a Time; Earthlight: Spiritual Wisdom for an Ecological Age; Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause; and Black Gold.
In Review :: Conversations over the Line
Reviews of bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains' Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism, Jill Bamburg's Getting to Scale, Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community by Kay Pranis, Barry Stuart and Mark Wedge, and the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, directed by Faith Morgan.