• ×

    Table of Contents: September-October 2011

    Author Photo
    By Staff

    September-October 2011


    21st Century Sex
    Forget the Kinsey Report. A new study exposes the true nature of human desire.
    by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, from A Billion Wicked Thoughts

    X-Rated Ethics
    Socially sustainable sex could save the economy, the environment, and our society
    by Anna Simpson, fromGreen Futures

    Look God, No Hands
    Dirty Girls Ministries is on a crusade against the evils of female masturbation
    by Blaire Briody, from Bust

    Ask Anything, Tell All
    Is sex columnist Dan Savage a shock jock, a sagacious ethicist, or both? 
    by Benjamin J. Dueholm, from Washington Monthly

    Dispatches from the Apocalypse
    What natural disasters reveal about our planet and its destiny 
    by Junot Díaz, from Boston Review

    Higher Education

    Degrees of Debt
    College kids are borrowing at record levels, often for a second-rate education. And the bubble is about to burst.
    by Malcolm Harris, from n+1

    The Learning Class
    The coming transformation in higher education
    by Anya Kamenetz, from DIY U

    Demon Days
    Exorcism is experiencing a renaissance in American Catholicism. The devil is in the details. 
    by Daniel Burke, from U.S. Catholic


    Not So Far Out
    Reopening minds to the potential of psychedelic drugs by Sam Kornell, from Miller-McCune

    Can You See Me Now?
    Deaf America–a culture and a choice by Stefany Anne Golberg, from The Smart Set

    The High Price of Hunger
    Farmers need to make more money to feed the world by Julian Cribb, from The Futurist


    It’s a Mad, Mad Marathon
    An extreme race tests the limits of self-sufficiency by Leslie Jamison, from The Believer

    Pass the Populism
    A potluck dinner at the edge of the civilized world by Ana Maria Spagna, from Potluck

    My Green Manifesto
    An environmentalist begs for a sense of humor by David Gessner, from My Green Manifesto


    The Gospel According to . . .
    A secular bible provides a spiritual alternative by Matthew Adams, from New Humanist

    Toxic Youth
    Everyday chemicals poison our children’s minds by Sandra Steingraber, from Raising Elijah

    Life at the Buzzer
    Few forums showcase age more brutally than sport by Pasha Malla, from Maisonneuve

    Trappist Caskets
    Monks sustain a forest and forge inner peace by Sarah J. Gardner, from Radish


    All the PR That’s Fit to Print
    If you thought you were getting your news from a journalist, think again by John Sullivan, from Columbia Journalism Review

    The Elements of Press Release Style
    A guide to concise obfuscation by Gary Klien, from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

    Peace, Justice, and 9/11: A review of Transforming Terror edited by Karin Lofthus Carrington and Susan Griffin
    Bottling Magic: A review of Voodoo Vinters by Katherine Cole
    The Ecoterrorist Next Door: A review of Green Is the New Red by Will Porter

    From the Garage to the Moon: A review of Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil by Garage a Trois
    Winter Ghosts: A review of La Lechuza by Esmerine
    Sublime Serenade: A review of Roses At the End of Time by Eliza Gilkyson

    Scenes from a Movement: A review of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
    The Making of an Artist: A review of Make
    Life in a Northern Town: A review of The Arbor

    Editor’s Note
    by David Schimke

    by Eric Utne

    Dispatches from:
    Bear Deluxe Magazine (The Green Police)
    Urbanite (There’s an App Contest for That)
    Miller-McCune (Selling Altruism)
    Science News (Pain for Gain)
    The Walrus (Safety in Immigrants)
    The Futurist (Moon Units)
    New Internationalist (The Voices of a Movement)
    Scientific American Mind (Skype for the Psyche)
    Organic Gardening, American Libraries (Growing Libraries)
    The Journal Gazette (Don’t Toss That Stapler)
    Discover.com (Look at My Echo)
    Governing, Colorado Springs Independent (No Bail)
    Herizons (Brothels with Benefits)
    Salon.com (Friend Me, Undress Me)
    Colossal (A Roll of the Dice)
    British Rubbish (Detritus That Delights Us)
    Momentum (Naturally Musical)

    Published on Sep 11, 2013


    In-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.