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    Table of Contents: July-August 2011

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    By Staff

    July-August 2011
    Contents

    Patriotism

    Pledging Allegiance to Peace
    A Quaker argues that patriotism is deadly, no matter where or why it is practiced
    by Tony White, from Friends Journal

    Patriotism Uncorked
    The case for joy upon the death of bin Laden
    by Leon Wieseltier, from The New Republic

    Balls and Stripes
    The late Pat Tillman, patriotism, and the militarization of American sports
    by Dave Zirin

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    Who Is This Man, and Why Is He Screaming?
    The inside story of a shy photographer who no longer owns his own face 
    by Rachel Kadish, from The Good Men Project Magazine

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    Animals

    Animals Like Us
    Our wacky, complicated relationships with creatures great and small
    by Hal Herzog, from Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat

    Beastly No More
    Concern for animals is rooted in our history, and in our nature
    by Wayne Pacelle, from The Bond

    Go Vegan or Go Home
    Where others see gray, animal advocate Gary Francione sees black and white
    interview by Deb Olin Unferth, from The Believer

    Something Close to Family
    On a small farm, animals are a link in the chain of life
    by Bryan Welch, from Beautiful and Abundant

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    The Fixer
    A streetwise sociologist guides reporters through the drug underworld 
    by Don Terry, from Columbia Journalism Review

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    Utne Independent Press Awards
    The nine winners for 2011

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    What’s Eating You?
    The recent uproar over bedbugs barely scratches the surface
    by Brendan Buhler, from California

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    EMERGING IDEAS

    Children of War
    How we poisoned a generation by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, from The American Conservative

    Mind Your Own Browser
    Averting the eyes of online advertisers by Simson L. Garfinkel, from Technology Review

    The Patron Saints of Green Living
    Benedictine sisters employ sustainability practices by Betsy Shirley, from Sojourners

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    GLEANINGS

    The Vanishing
    A wunderkind was abandoned, then disappeared by Paul Collins, from Lapham’s Quarterly

    The Punk Dad Manifesto
    A parent’s struggle against cul-de-sac fascism by Thomas Pluck, from The Morning News

    Burning the Shelter
    A simple fire reveals the beginnings of our environmental crisis by Louis Owens, from Colors of Nature

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    MINDFUL LIVING

    You’re Grounded
    Connecting with the earth to cure pain by Matt Sutherland, from Spirituality & Health

    The Self-Help Stigma
    Why you shouldn’t dismiss all popular psychology by Oliver Burkeman, from Prospect

    Palms Up
    Hand positions can affect our state of mind by Erin Phillips, from Radish

    Future Farmers
    Preparing the land for a post-peak oil society by Adam Regn Arvidson, from Landscape Architecture Magazine

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    MIXED MEDIA

    Finger-Lickin’ Rap
    A viral sensation and Southern hip-hop by Ben Westhoff, from The Oxford American

    The Lost Art of Dictation
    Before voice recognition software, there were women by Amy Rowland, from The Smart Set

    Reviews:
    Music

    World of Song: A review of Afrodiaspora by Susana Baca
    The End of the Tunnel: A review of The Miners’ Hymns by Jóhann Jóhannsson
    Our Kind of Freak: A review of Freak Flag by Greg Brown

    Books
    Recovering from the Man
    : A review of Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation by Walter Mosley
    Bird is the Word: A review of The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker
    People of the Rook: A review of Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard by Robert Desjarlais

    Film
    Forest Freedom Fighter
    : A review of If a Tree Falls
    Tarnished Tiara: A review of Tabloid
    Does the Moon Speak to You?: A review of The Future

    Editor’s Note
    by David Schimke

    Forward
    by Eric Utne

    Dispatches from:
    Herizons (Afghan Women Take to the Page)
    Urbanite (The March of the Addict)
    Dollars & Sense (Taxing Tax Reform)
    Governing, Sustainable Industries (An A for Environmental Effort)
    Earth Island Journal (Chinas Yellowstone)
    Mental Floss (The Healing Power of Cockroaches)
    The Chronicle of Higher Education (In a Tizzy About Tithing)
    Landscape Architecture Magazine (A Better Way to Cross the Road)
    The Nation (Stamping Out Obesity)
    Neighborhood Notes (A Pint for Their Troubles)
    OnEarth (Climate, Through the Looking Glass)
    The Atlantic (It’s Not Easy Being Filthy Rich)
    Thick Culture (Signs Out of Time)
    Miller-McCune (Save the Arts Omnivore!)
    Musicworks (The Drumming of the Moths

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