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In Real Life

FLORIDA SUMMER is in full swing when my mother gets her first smartphone. Palms sway and a fluorescent pool gleams beyond the porch where we sit, she trying to decipher hee Continue reading

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Endangered Language

On a rainy winter evening, seventy people jammed into a Seattle recording studio to listen to poetry by Irma Pineda, who had traveled from her hometown of Juchitán, Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Continue reading

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Red, Black, and Green

FIRST THINGS FIRST. If you don’t know this, you should: black people are doing significant work at this very moment all throughout the environmental movement. Despite this good work, it’s impossible Continue reading

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The Earth Outlasts Its Foes

RICHARD WAGNER’S Ring of the Nibelungs, known as the Ring Cycle, starts with a low, low E-flat, a half step lower than available on a standard electric bass and, more to Continue reading