I’m having complicated feelings this Thanksgiving. While there may have indeed been pockets of genuine hospitality and mutual material and cultural exchange between early ‘pilgrims’ and indigenous inhabitants of this land, our subsequent actions of genocidal erasure toward those who lived in harmony with this land for 10-14,000 years prior makes this holiday’s deployment in […]
In The Empathic Civilization, Jeremy Rifkin summarized the millennia-long human drive of innovation as a race between entropy and empathy. Which is winning? And can the wonders promised by the Transhumanist movement help, or hurt?
The following is an excerpt from Authentic Health by Gus Vickery. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Your body hurts. Your muscles and joints ache and there’s pain in your chest and stomach. Your mind is foggy; you have trouble concentrating. You get headaches and you just don’t have […]
Stand with Food Democracy Now! to Thank the Heroes of Prop 37 to label GMOs! GMO labeling in America: Where we won – Last week more than 5 million California voters stood up for transparency and labels on genetically engineered foods by voting Yes on Prop 37. We came up short on election night, but […]
In the midst of all the (well-deserved) hoopla surrounding the release of Brian’s A New Kind of Christianity, it is literarily crucial not to lose sight of another, equally-important book that released this month: Jesus Freak: Feeding/Healing/Raising the Dead by Sara Miles. I really think that both of these books could well define Western Christianity’s […]