Book Review: The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail

Deena Metzger calls Dahr Jamail’s new book a record of “the terrible knowledge, moral anguish, and great love of a journalist who embeds himself in the physical reality that the natural world is suffering.”

What’s Wrong With Western ‘Progress’?: Challenges to Stephen Pinker and Nicholas Kristof

Charles Eisenstein and Jeremy Lent challenge the mainstream champion of the status quo Stephen Pinker and the NY Times columnist (and human rights advocate) Nicholas Kristof in their willingness to promote a view of the world that cheerily suggests that global capitalism is really doing great, despite all that we know to the contrary.

Killing White Innocence

Stephen Brookfield reviews “Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America” by George Yancy and reflects on the importance of understanding identity within a racist system.

Picture This

The Power of Pictures:
Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
The Jewish Museum, New York
September 25, 2015–February 7, 2016

National Tour: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; and Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Review by Roslyn Bernstein

As critics of contemporary fiction, drama, and the arts know full well, finding the narrative in a work can often be an elusive search. Characters appear and disappear, images surface and dissolve, and the story lurches forwards and backwards, pushing and pulling the reader, the viewer, and the audience in disparate directions. What does it all mean? we ask. Where are we going?

Words of Devotion

Before the Door of God
Edited by Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson

The Sea Sleeps: New and Selected Poems
by Greg Miller

Once in the West
by Christian Wiman