(Update: This interview has been syndicated at Bright Lights Film and HuffPo.)
An environmental idealist stops an illegal oil and gas auction by bidding for parcels he can’t possibly afford. Savaged by an exponentially accelerating climate crisis, a once-proud nation rewards him…by throwing him into a hole.
Along the vertiginous fall, he tumbles through a dystopia that [...]
Cancer annually kills millions of us, so like you I find it quite hard to ignore. And that is why I was ironically happy, existentially speaking, to investigate for AlterNet why a recent scientific study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition pretty much found cancer associated with almost everything we eat.
For millennia, mystics and scientists have agreed that our pineal glands, snug in the center of our brains, are charged with power and meaning.
From cleansing us of disease and aligning our chronobiology to transforming us into drones and monsters, our third eyes, and their melatonin secretions, have been sleepwalking us from one revelation to the [...]
To say that the Pixies changed my life would be an understatement. I’ve been writing about Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering’s influential quartet ever since they rebooted my life 25 years ago today. That’s when the immortal Surfer Rosa debuted, to little acclaim and notice. Except from those of us paying [...]
For decades, the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki have captured my imagination and changed my life. It’s hard to watch Kiki’s Delivery Service these days without crying and remembering all those years I spent watching it with my daughter as she was growing up. But time passes, and so do torches.
For Miyazaki and his anime [...]