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Global warming and art: what a difference five years makes…

Article: Global warming and art: what a difference five years makes…

Five years ago, activist, writer and professor Bill McKibben published an essay at Grist calling for artists to step up and address one of the most pressing issues facing humanity: climate change (The Day After Tomorrow and State of Fear just weren’t doing it for him). We don’t know if artists responded directly to McKibben’s call; we do know that we’ve seen much more creative work on global warming since then. Visual artists, musicians, and filmmakers have all engaged the subject, creating some compelling, thoughtful work.

Last week, Grist commemorated McKibben’s essay by launching a series on artistic creation that addresses climate change.

Baby Stuff Part II

Article: Baby Stuff Part II

To say that parenting, like any new activity, requires a bit of a learning curve is an a big, big understatement. There are piles of books, resources and ideas about the proper way in which to bring up baby; the sheer volume of it all can be quite overwhelming, and the same is now true…