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    Table of Contents: November-December 2008

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    By Staff

    In This Issue

    November-December 2008


    FEATURE: Visionaries


    50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World
    by Keith Goetzman, Julie Hanus, Judith Lewis, Hannah Lobel, Danielle Maestretti, and Elizabeth Ryan

    Online Exclusive: Interview with Dave Eggers
    Online Exclusive: Interview with Lawrence Lessig
    Online Exclusive: Podcast interview with Saul Griffith


    FEATURE: Your Brain on Music

    Blue NotesUnderstanding the life-giving link between mood and musical expression
    by Moira Farr, from the Walrus

    Literary InterludesGreat readings on why music moves us



    FEATURE: Detroit Blog City

    Bloggers vs. BlightAn online community beats back urban decay in Detroit
    by Megan Garber, from Columbia Journalism Review


    FEATURE: Giving Till it Hurts

    The New ColonialistsHumanitarian groups and well-meaning charities keep failing countries afloat. They also create a crippling cycle of dependence.
    by Michael A. Cohen, Maria Figueroa Küpçü, and Parag Khanna, from Foreign Policy


    EMERGING IDEAS

    Meet the “Green” BeretsArmed eco-troops might be Mother Nature’s last defense
    by Andrew Wasley, from the Ecologist

    The Power of ONEsiesMomsRising.org marshals maternal forces for political battle
    by Nanette Fondas, from Tikkun

    English Die SoonGlobal web geeks are killing the Queen’s English. Good riddance.
    by Annalee Newitz, from San Francisco Bay Guardian

    Plus: Children of the Night, Doctors Without Managers, Petroleum = Patriarchy, Mega-Mosques Rising, Womens Primary Problem, Four Wheelin’, Don’t Take the Escalator, Indentured Students


    MIXED MEDIA

    Baghdad’s Roaring TwentiesA new CD takes listeners back to the streets of a forever lost, fabulous-sounding Iraq
    by Rachel Aspden, from New Statesman

    As the World Turns on Its TVEver caught that cheesy Mexican soap down the dial? Chances are it’s an international hit.
    by Pablo Helguera, from Vice

    Lights, Camera, SandstormsA Saharan refugee camp hosts the world’s most remote film festival
    by Beatrice Newbery, from Developments

    Plus:Film Reviews, Book Reviews, Music Reviews 


    MINDFUL LIVING

    Save Energy, Skip the Insanity
    Don’t have time to render earwax for cooking fuel? Neither do we.
    by Kari Volkmann-Carlsen

    Greener Than ThouBoston’s eco-zealots pick up where the Puritans left off
    by Joe Keohane, from Boston magazine

    An Addict’s Last RefugePrescribing an illegal drug that quells deadly cravings
    by Peter Tupper, from This Magazine

    Blood and GutsAn urban farmer talks about butchering the turkey she raised
    interview by Amy Standen, from Meatpaper


    GLEANINGS

    The Grizz-indGiving props to young rappers and their homemade CDs
    by Davy Rothbart, from the Believer

    Turkey Day in the ClinkAn insider’s guide to jailhouse cuisine
    by Sean Rowe, from Oxford American

    I Believe in Deviled EggsSermons be damned. It’s the little rituals that stir the spirit.
    by Angela Long, from Geez

    Trains, Planes, and Bar CarsRiding the rails is easier on the earth than flying, and could be way more fun
    by J.B. MacKinnon, from Explore


    COLUMNS AND LETTERS

    Editor’s Note: That Vision Thing
    Letters
    Shelf Life: A Criminally Insane System
    Forward: Older, Wiser, Back for More

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