Darby Minow Smith

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Business & Technology

Watch Werner Herzog and Patton Oswalt battle over big business, climate, lemonade

This hilarious short film has it all.

Food

Faith and fears in Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

What it’s like to drink bourbon with one of America’s most respected writers -- and to meet the farming community that surrounds him.

Climate & Energy

Watch kids deliver congressional climate deniers’ greatest hits

In this video, actual kids read actual Rand Paul and Michelle Bachmann quotes.

If you want to destroy his sweaters

Watch this adorable scientist explain climate change with Cosby sweaters

The cute climate scientist will stop at nothing to fight climate change denial.

Climate & Energy

Watch Naomi Klein shred capitalism on the Colbert Report

Author Naomi Klein took free markets to task on Tuesday night's Colbert Report.

Business & Technology

These adorable car ideas from kids will make your day

Forget the electric car. The Robo-Squid Hydropower Rescue Car is the best thing on four tentacles.

Food

South African kids try to reconcile back-to-the-land with big-city dreams

This beautiful video shows reconnecting with the land isn't strictly an American concept.

The Fault Is Mine

This giant Canadian mine spill doesn’t make us feel good about Alaska’s Pebble Mine

A copper tailings pond discharged more than 10 million cubic meters of waste into nearby water, threatening an important salmon spawning ground.

Living

Why R.E.M. made the most politically important album of all time

I thought that I heard you laughing, but here's why you should take that bold claim seriously.

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