“The Government Wouldn’t Help Me, So I Decided To Do It Myself.” ~ Lois Gibbs

Lois Gibbs was dismissed by the school’s superintendent as, “One irate, hysterical housewife with a sickly kid.”

A Conversation with Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Her diaristic approach to personal history such as a failed marriage or the death of a loved one are what Olivieri called, “emotional hurricanes that are fodder for my work.”

IPCC Report: Impacts, Adapation, Vulnerability

The top phrases pulled from the report are drought, extreme heat, floods, coastal erosion, disease, hunger, food instability, war and refugees.

XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

“Groups backed by Charles and David Koch have lobbied and run political ads to support construction of the pipeline. But Koch Industries has consistently denied financial motives played any role in these activities, asserting that the Keystone XL pipeline has ‘nothing to do with any of our businesses.’ We want to know whether this is true.”

Feminist Stories From Women’s Liberation: 1963-1970

Lee’s film yields a “complex and multilayered” account which she hopes will instruct her daughter, and future generations of girls, about the struggle that preceded them.

The Expressive Edge of Paper

Recently, the New York Times featured an article about the convergence of big dollars and art fairs. It questioned the reality of a collector—of modest means—finding first-rate works.

Safe Climate Caucus Pumps Up Advocacy and Action

When I first wrote about the Safe Climate Caucus, they were new on the scene.  Last year, the agenda of the Safe Climate Caucus was to have a member of the House of Representatives speak daily on the impact of climate change. Now, with new members on board, they are taking the social media track […]

A Conversation with Dudley Charles

“Once you are involved in making art, everything seems secondary.”

Exxon CEO Wants to Keep Fracking Out of His Backyard

In the United States, ExxonMobil has the biggest footprint as a producer of natural gas by fracking.

“We Are Not Doing Enough to Counter Climate Deniers” – Madeleine Albright

Albright referenced those who maintain the science remains unproven as “delusional” and “flat earth people.”