Against Nature Writing
As a writer seeking to experience and express communion with the more-than-human world, Charles Foster begins to wonder if language can do anything other than constrain and tame the tangled wild.
It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are regenerative spaces of creation and renewal. As we experience a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we share stories that explore the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.
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Two centuries ago, as many as ninety languages and three hundred dialects were spoken in California; today, only half of these languages remain. In this series, we delve into the current state of four Indigenous languages which are among the most vulnerable in the world: Tolowa Dee-ni’, Karuk, Wukchumni, and Kawaiisu.
In many monastic settings ingredients for meals are determined by the cycles of the seasons, and the practice of cooking is centered on the understanding that food nourishes body, mind, and spirit. Inspired by monastic approaches to cooking, this cookbook features twenty-eight recipes created by artist and chef Vilma Luostarinen to honor the seasons.
Robin Wall Kimmerer’s groundbreaking work has long emphasized the sentience and wisdom of plants. In this multimedia essay, she takes us on the nine-thousand-year journey of maize, reflecting on what has been severed in our once sacred and reciprocal relationship to this plant.
As four researchers drill ice cores in the Arctic, their presence is witnessed by the element Utuqaq—ice that lasts year after year. Narrated in the melodic Kalaallisut language of West Greenland, this film explores the ancient memory and present form of ice, as well as its increasingly uncertain future as the world warms.
This photo essay bears witness to a time of grief and reclamation that arose with the death of George Floyd only to deepen with the loss of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, Georgia. Artist and photographer Sheila Pree Bright shares intimate moments of mourning and inspiration in the Black Lives Matter movement, images that evoke the civil rights era and its leaders.