As we’ve discussed before, the practice of hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and gas has grown into a controversy being argued about in local townhalls all over the country all the way to the halls of Congress in Washington.Making matters worse, as usually happens when it comes to environmental issues, it’s hard to sort out […]Read More..
If you’re in or around Boulder, Colorado late this month, don’t miss the Our Local Economy in Transition Conference taking place February 26th and 27th. Chelsea Green author Woody Tasch, author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, will be a featured speaker at the event, along with Michael Shuman of the Business Alliance […]Read More..
A wonderful new resource for local, seasonal cooking and eating is now available! We are thrilled to announce the release of the beautifully illustrated Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes, written by award-winning chef Richard Jarmusz and registered dietitian Diane Imrie.This book brings you more than 150 original recipes designed to follow […]Read More..
Now that the WikiLeaks releases about Tunisian corruption have directly sparked a peoples’ uprising in Tunisia; now that Egypt is in the throes of pro-democracy protest driven in large measure by WikiLeaks’ revelation in the Palestine Papers about US manipulation of Palestine, surely one would expect key U.S. news organizations and journalists to rally prominently […]Read More..
The following piece is by Les Leopold, author of The Looting of America. It appeared originally on The Huffington Post.January’s reported unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 9.0 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ U6 jobless rate, which stands at 16.1 percent, is more accurate, since it counts “discouraged workers” who’ve given up looking for […]Read More..
The following is excerpted from Maggie Kozel’s newly released memoir, The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine. It appeared originally on the web at KevinMD. We all make mistakes. To err is human—unless you are a doctor. This is a lesson that began in med school. If something went wrong, […]Read More..
Exciting news – Edward Hoagland’s Sex and the River Styx has been chosen by Amazon.com as one of the best books of the month for February 2011! Take a look at editor Tom Nissley’s review below, and read Amazon’s announcement here. In recent years, the best reason to have a Harper’s subscription has been the […]Read More..
The following is a review of Simon Fairlie’s book, Meat: A Benign Extravagance, by Jennifer McMullen of The Ethicurean.Mainstream culture and news abound with broad statements about our food system and the choices we make about what we put on the dinner table. Surely you’ve heard that if you want to save the planet, you […]Read More..
The following article was written by Maggie Kozel, author of The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine. It appeared originally on the New York Times “Well” blog. It was in my second year of medical school that I learned one of the most important lessons of my career: That it […]Read More..