environmentalism

Black Belt Eagle Scout Hones Her Message and Perfects Her Sound

Black Belt Eagle Scout Hones Her Message and Perfects Her Sound

With her third album, Black Belt Eagle Scout dazzles us with lush atmospheres, seismic rhythms, and a voice that unfurls from another and perhaps a better world.

Could Longtermism Cause Short-Term Damage?

Could Longtermism Cause Short-Term Damage?

William MacAskill’s What We Owe the Future is an audacious plea to help our future humans with longtermism thinking, but it is blind to what we need now.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Revel in Longstanding Chemistry on ‘Barn’

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Revel in Longstanding Chemistry on ‘Barn’

Neil Young’s latest set resonates as fervently composed and heartfeltly topical, and the band are as committed as ever to authentic and vigorous performance.

Director Emmett Brennan on the Meditative Urgency in His Environmental Film, ‘Reflection: A Walk with Water’

Director Emmett Brennan on the Meditative Urgency in His Environmental Film, ‘Reflection: A Walk with Water’

Director Emmett Brennan talks with PopMatters about telling an environmental story that can benefit our lives with Reflection: A Walk with Water.

Teslas or Woolly Mammoths? An Interview with ‘We Are As Gods’ Filmmakers

Teslas or Woolly Mammoths? An Interview with ‘We Are As Gods’ Filmmakers

Filmmakers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg talk about ‘We Are As Gods’, which tells the story of environmentalism pioneer, LSD enthusiast, and Whole Earth Catalogue founder, Steward Brand.

Judy Irving’s Nuclear Weapons Documentary ‘Dark Circle’ Remains Timeless

Judy Irving’s Nuclear Weapons Documentary ‘Dark Circle’ Remains Timeless

When America developed the hydrogen and atom bombs in WWII, the Atomic Age's eyes opened upon our species. They have yet to blink. Judy Irving's Dark Circle is now available for on-line viewing from First Run Features.

Alistair Bonnett’s ‘Beyond the Map’ Asks, How Shall We Live in a Fragmenting World?

Alistair Bonnett’s ‘Beyond the Map’ Asks, How Shall We Live in a Fragmenting World?

Geography, Bonnett claims in Beyond the Map, is becoming harder to read.

‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ Leaves Little to the Terrified Imagination

‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ Leaves Little to the Terrified Imagination

The third in a critical environmental series, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is long on form – leaving little to the imagination – but short on crucially important content.

Smoking Popes on Faith, Politics, and Judy Garland

Smoking Popes on Faith, Politics, and Judy Garland

Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes talks with PopMatters about musical and spiritual experiences, and reflections about the legendary Judy Garland, who inspired their new album Into the Agony.

On Mankind’s Hubris and Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’

On Mankind’s Hubris and Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’

When promises of draining proverbial swamps have only blurred the distinction between legislation and capitalism, it is now the responsibility of individuals to advocate for Rachel Carson's environmental vision.

Jeff Bridges on Emerging Ideas About Life

Jeff Bridges on Emerging Ideas About Life

Reflecting on Susan Kucera's new science documentary, Living in the Future's Past, Bridges ponders new ways of thinking about who we are.

Cinema Is Anti-Spiritual: Interview with ‘First Reformed’ Director Paul Schrader

Cinema Is Anti-Spiritual: Interview with ‘First Reformed’ Director Paul Schrader

First Reformed may explore the edges of faith but director Paul Schrader believes that what moves us in cinema is no mystery: it's simply "action and empathy".