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MISSISSIPPI MOJO

A green utopia deep in Mississippi? This guy has a game plan

Kali Akuno wants to build an eco-village in the middle of Jackson, Miss. And so far, he's getting all the cooperation he needs.

Politics

“We want democracy, but we don’t have the theory or skill to do it”

Filmmaker-author Astra Taylor talks about Occupy, debt relief, why the environmental movement needs organization more than scale, and the nature of democratic change.

water music

When a composer wins a Pulitzer for a symphony about sea-level rise, we listen

Composer John Luther Adams won a Pulitzer with an orchestral piece about ... sea-level rise. Here's what he thinks art can say about the environment.

doo credit

A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy

Leroy Mwasaru and his team tackled shoddy sanitation with a bioreactor that produces cooking fuel from so-called waste.

Food

This entrepreneur turns leftover cafeteria food into hot meals for hungry people

Ben Simon is the cofounder of a nonprofit that redistributes leftover campus dining hall food to the hungry.

LAUGH AND LEARN, LADIES

Comedy phenom Megan Amram wants to teach women science — with hot sex tips!

The "Parks & Recreation" writer's new book is a smart (and hilarious) take on the dumb idea that women can't understand science.

Food

Meet the women who grow your food

Through the Female Farmer Project, photographer Audra Mulkern is documenting the rise of women in American ag.

Cities

Comedian Wyatt Cenac on mayo, hair salons, and gentrification

The former Daily Show correspondent says there are two kinds of gentrifier. Only one would open a mayonnaise shop.

Climate & Energy

This graphic novelist tells the true story of climate change

French author Philippe Squarzoni takes you on his quest to understand global warming.

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