Climate Change

Theater Commentary: Who’s Agitating for a “Green New Theatre”?

May 3, 2021
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The arrival of Groundwater Arts suggests the birth of efforts to organize artists and others to press cultural organizations to take meaningful action on the climate crisis.

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Book Review: “Under a White Sky” — Saving Ourselves and Nature

February 15, 2021
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Can we correct some of the mistakes we’ve made and engineer our way out of a deadly climate crisis of our own making?

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Film Review: “I Am Greta” — A Superb Love Song to a Teenager Fighting to Save the Planet

November 11, 2020
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As Greta Thunberg travels the world, invited to speak to government bodies everywhere, she doesn’t every mince her words or try to build bridges. “You have messed up the environment!” is her shrill, righteous message.

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Book Review: “On Fire” — An Optimistic Take on Climate Change

November 2, 2019
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In this book, Naomi Klein shines a light on the path to a politically and economically just model of sustainability.

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Theater Review: “Fall Springs” — Singing Our Way to Extinction

August 18, 2019
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But this is an American musical, so political content (and blame for the way things are) must be kept fuzzy, a strategically-calculated myopia.

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Visual Arts Interview: “Modern Fossils” — Skeletal Glimpses of the Future?

August 8, 2017
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When I saw images of the sculptures made by Christopher Locke — a series entitled Modern Fossils — I was stunned

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Arts Review/Commentary: Climate Change and Artistic Derangement

January 3, 2017
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Why haven’t American theater companies dealt seriously with climate change?

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