What Wonder Woman Gets Right About Saving the Earth

As I left the theater the other night after seeing Wonder Woman, my thoughts kept landing on how Diana's story was an excellent allegory for a conflict I see play out frequently in the environmental movement. Perhaps now you're thinking, Really, you're trying to link a superhero movie set during World War I with environmentalism? Sounds … Continue reading What Wonder Woman Gets Right About Saving the Earth

Ebooks, Romance, and the Evolution of Smut

My first romance novel was “The Heart of Devin MacKade.” Written by the First Lady of Romance, Mrs. Nora Roberts herself, the novel was sitting unassumingly on the bottom shelf of one of my grandmother’s many book cases when I stumbled across it. As is often the case with contemporary romance novels, there were no … Continue reading Ebooks, Romance, and the Evolution of Smut

Avatar, The Dakota Access Pipeline, and Colonial Fantasies in Film

UPDATE: This episode and blog post first ran back in early February, but we thought it would be appropriate to bring it back in light of the opening of Disney's new Avatar-themed amusement park, plus the recent legal news that the Trump administration's approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline violated the law. You can listen … Continue reading Avatar, The Dakota Access Pipeline, and Colonial Fantasies in Film

Aim Higher Than Zero: How Handprints Reframe Measuring Your Impact

My goal used to be zero. I wanted to reduce my footprint on the good green and blue planet to be zero, as if I weren’t here. Wouldn’t that be great? Unfortunately, this is an impossible goal through only eliminating your footprint. You can reduce waste you create, energy you expend, and water you use … Continue reading Aim Higher Than Zero: How Handprints Reframe Measuring Your Impact