The utopia issue

Issue 25, Spring 2012

Issue 25

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Our dreams are too dreamy. Our common script of the good life needs revision as we enter this phase of late capitalism, crumbling empire, depleted seas and fossil-fuel decline. We need a new utopia.

  • Regulars
  • Happiness
    Melanie Dennis Unrau 6
  • Letters 8
  • Sinner’s Corner: I hide my sin
    Margot Starbuck 12
  • Comic: That magnet makes me mad
    Justin Petkau 13
  • The Soapboxer: A better-managed Occupy
    Nicholas Klassen 14
  • The Pastor’s Wife: This dream’s gotta change
    Carrie S. Martin 15
  • Poetry
  • Seven songs for Spatsizi
    Emily McGiffin 60
  • Culturosities 16
  • De-motorize utopia
  • Utopia found, exceeds expectations
  • Post-patriarchal parenting
  • Utopia
  • The most important impact
    Sandra Malasky 7
  • An idiosyncratic timeline of utopia in the West
    Miriam Meinders 22
  • This resurrection will likely be painful
    Bre Woligroski 24
  • When wealth wins, abundance is lost
    Amanda Follett 26
  • Apocalyptic double vision
    Ched Myers 30
  • What I learned in Copenhagen
    Jonathan Hiskes 32
  • Maybe zombies can save us from our comforts
    Tisha McComb 34
  • Dystopia for teens
    Kati Nolfi 35
  • A different drummer
    Kati Nolfi 36
  • Sex, shame and the bedbug story
    Bowen Smyth 40
  • Occupy Wall Street’s altar call
    Josiah Neufeld 42
  • Following the spirit of Occupy
    Becky Garrison 47
  • Stupid beneath our feet
    Allen Killian-Moore 56
  • Reclaiming value through environmentalism
    Will Pearson 58
  • Swords into ploughshares
    Colin Mathewson 62
  • Uhopia
  • Open your ears
    Donna-Jean Brown 48
  • Goatwalker
    Dan Trabue 49
  • Lagom
    Kathy Dueck 50
  • I want to see my son
    Ellen Gillette 51
  • I wish we’d all been ready
    D.L. Mayfield 52
  • Heaven is a place on earth
    Gareth Brandt 53
  • Come down the ladders
    Kate Bierma Marshak 54
  • get along gang
    Kathryn Gray 55
  • Experiments 66
  • Ragpicker co-op
    Kristen Andrews
  • Vermicomposting
  • Sixteen years without money
  • Civil Disobedience 70
  • Criminalization of the homeless
  • Occupy and the police
    Sean Ledwich
  • Palestinian freedom riders
  • Reviews 74
  • Pigeon English
    Julienne Isaacs
  • Beauty Will Save the World
  • Solid State

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