Republican Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change

Direct about the fact that the party of environmentalist Teddy Roosevelt has become entrenched in refuting the findings of the larger scientific community, Brainard said, “You have to trust 97 percent of scientists.”

Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958–1971

Part of the history of the Tibor de Nagy gallery is embedded in the camaraderie that grew within a community of artists, poets, and writers.

A Conversation with Freddy Rodríguez

Discussing his early years with me, Rodríguez’s narrative was laced with the realities of the challenges he faced as a person of color.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

The attack against “Degenerate Art” struck free thought and artistic expression at its core.

A Mother’s Day Interview with Sen. Barbara Boxer: A Moms Clean Air Force Exclusive

“The Koch Brothers have funded efforts to mislead the public in the face of a mountain of scientific evidence that climate change is real and human activities are the cause.”

Scott Lentine: A Millennial with Autism

In a series of e-mails, Scott Lentine wrote to me about his quest to bring recognition to the obstacles facing those on the autistic spectrum.

“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.”