The following piece written by Maggie Kozel, whose new book is The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine, appeared originally on the website of the Wing to Wing Women’s Mentoring Project. At fifteen, the worried child of an abusive, alcoholic family, I was hardly on the fast track for a successful […]Read More..
As bonus season arrives, the gap between the American people and Wall Street couldn’t be wider. And where is Washington in this great divide? Don’t ask.At a moment when Americans desperately want jobs on Main Street and expect Wall Street to pay its fair share, Washington officials are hard at work — seeking jobs for […]Read More..
The following is the excerpted introduction to one of our latest releases: Old Southern Apples, Revised and Expanded Edition by Creighton Lee Calhoun.Lee is one of the foremost figures in apple conservation in America. Old Southern Apples reflects his knowledge and personal experience over more than thirty years, as he sought out and grew hundreds […]Read More..
by Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher EducationThe elite has become obsessed with fixing public schools. Whether it’s Ivy League graduates flocking to Teach for America or new-money foundations such as Gates, Broad, and Walton bestowing billions on the cause, “for the under-40 set, education reform is […]Read More..
“Holy Shit!” is damned right. Here’s a book about just that — manure. Precious, plentiful, misunderstood manure. Cow manure, horse poop, human feces, dog shit, you name it, Gene Logsdon writes about it. In this recent book from good ol’ contrary farmer Gene Logsdon, the wonder and mystery and amazing fertilizing power of manure is […]Read More..
Last week, the presidential oil spill commission issued its final report concluding that the blowout of BP’s Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico was certainly preventable, was caused by identifiable mistakes made by BP and its contractors, and resulted from complacency and poor risk management — placing doubt on the safety culture of the […]Read More..
On this, the commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth, we can take some solace from what Dr. King did in the face of forces far more annihilating than the ones that progressives face this cold January.Impossibly enough, he built a movement.He did so in an era when the consequences […]Read More..
“When is enough enough?” Bernie Sanders asked during his filibuster against the Lame Duck tax bill in December. During the speech, he referred to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, two of the world’s richest three people. (If you haven’t been paying attention, they’ve been pushed down to the number two and three spots by Carlos […]Read More..
The following is excerpted from Simon Fairlie’s book, Meat: A Benign Extravagance. This piece appeared originally on the web at Rhys Southan’s website, Let Them Eat Meat. The FenceIn the 1960s, the American biologist Robert Paine conducted an experiment involving the removal of a predator species from a seashore environment: When he removed the main […]Read More..
The marvelous folks at Civil Eats sat down with Joan Dye Gussow, whose new book is Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables, for the following interview. Take a look!In Conversation with Joan Gussowby Paul Crossfield, January 12, 2011I think its fair to call Joan Dye Gussow the mother of the sustainable food […]Read More..