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Eight Great Writerly Novels

Steven Petite | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

The piece of writing advice that is always debated: "Write what you know." Naturally, if writers followed that advice every time then bookshelves would be full of books about writers. Then there are novels about writers that challenge that statement, stories about writers that truly stand out.

Celebrating Earth Day

Mark Udall | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Mark Udall

Working together we can keep our wild lands wild, and our air and water clean. By accomplishing this, we will ensure our children too can enjoy the opportunity provided by the geography of hope -- the great gift of the American West.

The Garden Conversations

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

For the last few weeks, I've been talking with gardeners at an imperiled community garden on the South Side of Chicago. Last spring, the University of Chicago informed us it wants its land back.

Unfinished Business in Our National Parks

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

"America's best idea" still isn't complete. If we don't grow the system, we risk loving to death the parks that we have.

Why We Need a Bold Vision for Preserving Our Wilderness

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Places I viewed as symbols of this so-called Promised Land have disappeared into clear cuts, drilling fields, and open-pit mines. What do our children inherit from this irretrievable loss? Pictures of how it used to be?