“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.

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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.


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.


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.


Meet the women who grow your food

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


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.


This hockey legend wants to put dirty energy in the penalty box

Twenty years ago, Mike Richter helped the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup. Now he wants to rack up wins for the climate.


Climate activist explains why going green is like coming out

Gerod Rody is a business school grad and LGBTQ activist who wants to save the planet, one Earth Gay at a time.