Acclaimed essayist Edward Hoagland has just released a new collection of writings entitled Sex and the River Styx. Already receiving rave reviews from the editors of Amazon.com (who named it a “Best Book of the Month” for February), Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, the book includes essays from every stage of Hoagland’s life. He came of […]Read More..
Joan Gussow, author of the new book, Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables, will be the keynote speaker at the sold-out Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association Conference this weekend. She was interviewed earlier this week by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in anticipation of her visit. Check out the interview and Joan’s […]Read More..
The following article appeared in the February 6th edition of the UK’s Guardian newspaper, and was written by Lucy Siegle.Totnes is an ancient market town on the mouth of the river Dart in Devon. It has the well- preserved shell of a motte-and-bailey castle, an Elizabethan butterwalk and a steep high street featuring many charming […]Read More..
The following piece written by James McCommons, author of Waiting On A Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service; A Year Spent Riding Across America, appeared originally on Alternet.org. When I was researching my book on the American rail system, I interviewed William Withuhn, Curator of the history of technology and transportation at the […]Read More..
Hearts & Minds Books in Dallastown, Pennsylvania named Bill Kauffman’s Bye Bye, Miss American Empire one of their Best Books of 2010 in Current Affairs. See below for the full review, and check out their complete list of 2010′s best books here. Bye-Bye Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and their Underdog Crusade to […]Read More..
Writing for The Atlantic last summer, Sandra Tsing Loh explored Radical Homemakers, and honed in on one paragraph in the book’s acknowledgments, calling it “one of the most startling paragraphs in modern feminist writing:”Thanks, most especially, are owed to [my husband,] Bob. He keeps the girls quiet every morning while I work. He brings breakfast […]Read More..
The following is excerpted from Joel Salatin’s latest book, The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer. It appeared originally on the web at Flavor Magazine.Before industrialism, farms were localized and seasonal. The ebb and flow of production and activity followed a pattern dictated by local economies, weather, and availability of nearby materials…Compare that to […]Read More..
Bob Cavnar’s book, Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout, was reviewed by Washington Post energy correspondent Steven Mufson in a piece exploring three books written about the BP catastrophe last week. Here’s an excerpt from the article:Bob Cavnar brings an insider’s view to “Disaster on […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Carol Deppe’s The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times. It appeared originally on the web at Alternet.org.My house has been much hotter in the summer in the last decade than it used to be. Global warming? Probably not. The two huge Douglas fir trees south of […]Read More..
The authors of The Case Against Fluoride are celebrating another tremendous victory this week. Calgary – the largest city in Alberta, Canada – has voted to end municipal water fluoridation, as reported Wednesday in the Calgary Herald. Calgary council votes to end fluoridation of municipal waterby Richard CuthbertsonCALGARY — After passionate and sometimes rancorous debate, […]Read More..