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In ‘Extrapolations,’ Scott Z. Burns Dramatizes Some Inconvenient Truths

Years ago, when Scott Z. Burns was doing some uncredited script work on Steven Soderbergh’s escapist heist movie “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004), Burns made the mistake of cracking a joke about the popcorn movie they were making. Soderbergh quickly set him…

She Is Africa’s First Heat Officer. Can She Make Her City Livable?

Before Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown exploded into a sprawling metropolis — eating up wooded hills and encroaching on the Atlantic — Eugenia Kargbo loved it for the pristine beaches and lush forests that once enveloped the city, and for…

She Came Out of Nowhere, and Now No One in France Can Ignore Her

PARIS — Sandrine Rousseau had just caused an implosion in French politics, again. In the very last moments of a television program earlier this fall, she was asked about an internal investigation into the leader of her own political party,…

Les Knight, el hombre que quiere que nos extingamos voluntariamente

No está claro cuántos simpatizantes tiene el grupo de Knight o cuál es su alcance real. Después de ser en gran medida clandestino, su grupo alcanzó la popularidad cuando Knight creó un sitio web en 1996. Lleno de textos, pero…

Meet the ‘Closer’ Who Finds the Right Words When Climate Talks Hit a Wall

When President Donald J. Trump came into office promising to withdraw from the Paris Agreement (which he ultimately did), Ms. Biniaz left the government. She joined Yale Law School as a lecturer and led an unofficial diaspora of officials from…

Marc Swanson Draws Comfort From Rural Cemeteries and ’80s Club Music

4. The AIDS Memorial on Instagram This feed is so simple and personal, but just like the AIDS quilt, also so generous and expansive. Someone who wants to pay tribute to a loved one will submit pictures and words to…

Meet the Woman Planning an Underwater Highline

New York has the High Line, Miami has the Underline and, in the next few years, Miami Beach will have the ReefLine — a monumental public work featuring an art-studded underwater sculpture park, a carbon-sequestering artificial reef and a seven-mile…

Hassles of Cross-Border Trains Hamper EU’s Green Ambitions

CZECH-GERMAN BORDER — The lanky man bent down to examine a rusted railroad track that cut across the empty square of a small, forgotten town, shaking his head at the weeds poking up. “Disappointing,” was his verdict, the ruling perhaps…

The Optimistic Art of Mary Mattingly

The idea of socially engaged art that doubles as a public works project flourished in the 1970s, a period of nihilism and malaise caused by inflation, environmental depredation and a loss of confidence in political leadership. Mattingly’s artistic forebears include…

It’s Never Too Late to Become an Activist

It’s Never Too Late is a series about people who decide to pursue their dreams on their own terms. In 1970, Bonnie McKinlay, then a self-described “country hippie” in her early 20s, went to see Ralph Nader speak at Pacific…

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