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Hive Mind: Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
Areal view of a theatrical installation of a beach. People in beach attire lay on towels surrounded by miscellaneous beach gear. Above the beach scene is a scaffolding from which viewers can watch the performance.

On the US debut of their theatrical installation Sun & Sea, an operatic beach scene exploring the relationship between people and our planet.

Hive Mind: Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
Areal view of a theatrical installation of a beach. People in beach attire lay on towels surrounded by miscellaneous beach gear. Above the beach scene is a scaffolding from which viewers can watch the performance.

On the US debut of their theatrical installation Sun & Sea, an operatic beach scene exploring the relationship between people and our planet.

Translating Science for the Heart: Andri Snær Magnason Interviewed by K.B. Thors
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A nonfiction project that uses inventive storytelling to create a new thought paradigm about climate change.

Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature by Nicholas Elliott
black and white still of mountain peaks above the clouds

Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature is not about the end of the world, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

Making Some Sense: David Byrne’s American Utopia Reviewed by Conor Williams
David Byrne stands at the front of a group of performers singing with dramatic lighting onstage for American Utopia.

In an American era of death and decline, where does Byrne see the path to utopia?

Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher’s The Conservation Revolution by Amelia Rina
Book cover of The Conservation Revolution by Bram Buscher

Capitalism is fundamentally unsustainable. In the spring of 2020, the world began experiencing this fact more acutely than ever, as humankind struggled to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jenny Offill by Claire Vaye Watkins
Photo of Jenny Offill, author of Weather

After researching climate change and survival psychology for her novel Weather, Offill asks if we might imagine a different way to live.

Kama’āina: Kawai Strong Washburn Interviewed by Kathryn Savage
Cover of Kawai Strong Washburn's Sharks in the Time of Saviors

The debut novelist on writing about Hawai’i, inverting expected narratives, and climate change as the defining challenge of the twenty-first century.

Gaining a Self: On Chelsea Bieker’s Godshot by Kristen Martin
God Shot

A uniquely vile cast of characters, ecological disaster, and a motherless daughter who finds strength in the unexpected.

T.J. Demos’s Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology by Nich Hance McElroy
Decolonizing Nature

In a leafy courtyard at Cairo University, the philosopher Graham Harman explains that politics is just another object among a level field of objects …

Barry Lopez by Taylor Larsen
Horizon

In Horizon, the globetrotting writer charts encounters with diverse cultures, climes, and the animal kingdom, suggesting how we might proceed more gently in the world.

Domesticating Waves in the Netherlands by Stefan Helmreich
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Two years back, in the midst of anthropological research about the science and culture of wave monitoring and modeling in the Netherlands, I joined in an event called Waterwolf 2016, a flood preparedness exercise staged in the small municipality of Marken, just twenty kilometers outside Amsterdam. I

Wild Relatives: Jumana Manna Interviewed by Hakim Bishara
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Tracing the history of a region through its seeds. 

Chris Martin and Cy Gavin
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The artists discuss painting landscapes, from transient rays of moonlight to the immensity of environmental changes.

A Presence, Not a Ghost, But a Feeling: Lynell George Interviewed by Connie Samaras
Lynell George

Conducting a posthumous interview with science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler.

Warmer: A Collection of Comics About Climate Change for the Fearful & Hopeful by Matthew Thurber
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Comics have a good chance of surviving ecological disaster. Unlike, for example, blue-chip video art, there may be a place for hand-drawn sequential graphics after floodwaters recede.

Lidia Yuknavitch by Porochista Khakpour

Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.

Amitav Ghosh and Curt Stager
Antarctica has been losing mass from its ice sheet at an alarming pace. This 2011 image taken from the NASA Terra spacecraft shows a massive crack across Pine Island Glacier, on the continent's west side. Only two years later, a large iceberg completely separated from the glacier. In February of this year, a major crack in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf grew within twenty miles of the sea and threatens to collapse the Antarctic Peninsula's northern end. Photo by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.

Speculative Heroism by David Burr Gerrard
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Alexander Weinstein’s debut collection, Children of the New World, presents us with a future absurd enough to be our own.

Dara Birnbaum & Matt Saunders by Chris Chang
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Trauma and media manipulation at work.

The Yes Men by Steve Lambert

The Yes Men are America’s foremost impostors. 

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