Arts & Entertainment


Pete Seeger, we honor you

Here are just a few stories about the impact made by Pete Seeger on a single one of the millions of people who were influenced by him during his long, creative, inspiring and productive life.


A song for Pete Seeger

Ah Pete, I somehow thought you were like the Sequoia


“Final Fantasy,” capitalism, and the environment

"Final Fantasy VII" centers on a militant ecological group called AVALANCHE, which is trying to stop the Shinra corporation from destroying the planet in its pursuit of Mako energy. 


“In Organic We Trust” exposes falsely organic foods

Many food items claiming to be organic really are not, says Kip Pastor, who puts the U.S. food industry under a microscope in this well made, engrossing documentary.


Skagos' “Anarchic” disregards the “laws” of its genre

Composed of two musical pieces, each over 30 minutes in length, the release offers a poetic perspective on the current state of the natural world.


Prolific science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dead at 93

Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction and a supporter of progressive causes, has died.


“Do the Math:” a review for Earth Day and beyond

The basic message of the article, tour, and film is that we only need to understand three numbers to know why action is required to address climate change.


Semiotic Weapons: Advertising is the focus of two recent films.

Two very different foreign films focus on the advertising industry. They intersect at the idea that advertising feeds upon our innate desire for happiness.


Exhibit exposes coal's impact on communities

The "Climate of Uncertainty" exhibit, explorong the negative impact humans are having on the environment, continued at the DePaul Art Museum with an event called "Coal Country and Beyond."


Al Gore takes on “The Future”

Al Gore tries to expand his public role to issues that relate to but go beyond climate change.

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