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    Nutrition Isn’t Pretty

    March 31, 2014  —  

    As climate change poses increasing threats to our agriculture, artist Tattfoo Tan challenges us to reduce food waste by rethinking what produce should look like. Tan shares creative techniques for salvaging deformed vegetables, which, with a little love, are transformed into beautiful meals.  More
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    The Day the Taliban Took Kabul

    March 24, 2014  —  

    When the Taliban first entered Kabul in 1996, writer Habib Zahori was hopeful their presence would usher in an era of peace and stability after years of civil war. His optimism quickly soured. Now, with Afghanistan’s presidential elections and the American troop withdrawal on the horizon, Zahori explains why political transition invokes a sense of wariness.  More
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    The Majestic Taiwanese Buildings That Only Mosquitoes Call Home

    March 24, 2014  —  

    In Taiwan, hundreds of deserted public construction projects have become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Artist Yao Jui-chung, joined by a team of photographers known as the Lost Society Document, chronicled these often majestic buildings in images that set off a national scandal and prompted pledges for revitalization from the prime minister.  More
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    David Byrne: Breaking Up with the Internet

    March 24, 2014  —  

    Disillusionment with the internet is at an all-time high thanks to the snooping of NSA agents, corporate algorithms and cyber thieves. What would a world without the web look like? David Byrne imagines a society that has gone totally offline—if only to suggest what a truly secure online life might look like.  More
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    Mexico’s Oil Belongs to Its Citizens, Not the Global 1%

    March 18, 2014  —  

    On the anniversary of Mexico’s 1938 oil nationalization, artist Yoshua Okón argues that the “energy reform” currently underway in his country will deprive citizens of income directed toward education, health care and anti-poverty programs.  More
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    Editor's Letter

    Editor Marisa Mazria Katz speaks with the artist John Hulsey about a recent action he helped organize, in which members of the Boston community group City Life/Urbana Vida occupied a vacant house and an open radio frequency to push for affordable housing.

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