Arts & Culture Corner

Etsy Goes Beyond Online Sales to Support Local Economies

Many of us know Etsy as a crafting and vintage sale website. But the Brooklyn-based company also supports entrepreneurs and communities directly.

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of… Versailles?

For many people, the unlikely stars of "The Queen of Versailles" are iconic expressions of the American Dream.

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Family, Food, and Climate: An Interview with Activist and Producer Laurie David

New Dream caught up with producer and environmental activist Laurie David to talk about her recent projects, including her popular book The Family Dinner.

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How Does Your Pothole Garden Grow?

"Pothole gardener” Steve Wheem is part installation artist, graffiti artist, and miniaturist.

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New Dream Staff Picks: Books We Love

New Dream staff share their picks for the most inspirational books they've read on topics of consumerism, parenting, and work-life balance.

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Making Good: Finding Work That Is Meaningful

Is it possible to find a meaningful, fulfilling career that also pays the bills? According to a new book, the answer is yes.

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Oregon Artists Transform Ocean Debris Into Knowledge

Volunteers create art supplies out of marine trash and assemble the pieces into giant sculptures.

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Films Explore High-Consumption Lifestyles, Sustainable Solutions

The recent SF Green Film Festival showcased more than 40 new films on sustainability themes.

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The World of Creative Activism

Good ideas meet excellent execution in the new world of creative activism.

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If It's Broke, Fix it! A Glimpse into Brooklyn's Fixers Collective

Each month, master fixers and people with broken things convene to restore the tired items of everyday life.

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