Arts & Culture Corner

Artist Critiques Social Norms and Our Consumer Culture

Undermining the status quo with provocative artwork and a healthy dose of wit and humor.

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Copia: Snapshots of Consumer Culture

How much do we shop? And what is it doing to us? Photographer Brian Ulrich explores these questions in a new series.

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First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture

A documentary film about a paradigm shift to building healthy homes in ancient ways.

On the Web: http://www.davidsheen.com/firstearth/

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Tags: Collaborative communities

Musicians at the Cutting Edge of Eco-Awareness

Some bands are working hard to lighten the heavy environmental footprint of their performances.

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Consumed: Inside the Belly of the Beast

A new film explores the "unhealthy dose of pathos" that links us to our consumer culture.

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Tags: Beyond consumerism

Chris Jordan: Paparazzi of Garbage

Jordan's work captures a reality that’s all too easy for consumers to ignore: that waste multiplies, rapidly.

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Cherishing the Mountains with a Cello

Roots musicians Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore are raising awareness about mountaintop removal through song.

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Aloe Blacc Bucks Trend of Hip Hop Opulence

Blacc's new album, Good Things, has been climbing the charts. But "Mr. Frugal" is not your typical hip hop artist.

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Fixing the Future

In the one-hour PBS special Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio visits communities across America that are using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy.

On the Web: http://www.pbs.org/now/fixing-the-future/index.html

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"I Am"

"I Am" explores "what's wrong with our world and what we can do about it." The film draws attention to the deep interconnections between humans and the Earth and between each other.

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