If BP had a carnival ride …

It might look something like this.

bike like an egyptian

Hundreds of bikes re-cycled into modern-day obelisk

The ancient Egyptians erected obelisks out of hundreds of pounds of stone. Modern Americans erect obelisks out of hundreds of bicycles. Check out whether they're compensating for something.

Fair-weather foodies

Do you have the balls to really change the food system?

You like nose-to-tail dinners and street-food festivals. Your bananas and coffee are Fair Trade, but everything else is Far From It. Sound familiar? A farmer and real-food activist lays out what you can do if …

veg-ilicious def

Is PETA Butter full of … vegans?

If peanut butter is chock full of peanuts, and PETA is chock full of vegans, then the only logical conclusion is that PETA Butter is chock full of vegans, no?

chews your own adventure

WTF should you make for dinner?

The adventures of daily life are many and varied and often don't amount to much. Sometimes it's just a matter of wanting to know what the f**k I should make for dinner that day. So …

PC Power

IBM lets you use your laptop to solve the global water crisis

Your laptop can join IBM's Worldwide Community Grid, a global network of linked personal computers that's doing important water experiments.

when xtreme farmers market

The greatest wannabe junk food on the planet — 'extreme baby carrots'

If only vegetables had bright packaging, adrenaline-packed commercials, and millions of dollars for marketing campaigns! Maybe then they could compete with the glitzy success of junk food. Or they could go the route of "baby …

Cause medics?!

Ask Umbra on dangerous cosmetics and regulatory loopholes

When one reader learns about all the toxic chemicals in everyday personal care products, she turns to Umbra for help. One way to stay safe: DIY.

'The Suburbs' and bright green urbanism

Friday music blogging: Arcade Fire

You can bet an artist is grappling with questions of place and home and belonging when she belts out a line like, "Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small / that we can never …