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Death by Design: documentary review

As we head into the season of giving and receiving, the focal question of the documentary Death by Design: The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction: Where do our phones and other devices come from, and where do they go when they die? Death by Design tackles these questions in an important and revealing award-winning documentary by

Announcing: About Time web content call

Check out our call for web content on the theme About Time. This call is for briefer and more focused pieces than our full call for submissions for volume 24, our print volume on About Time. We enjoy posting web content on a similar theme leading up to the publication of each volume. Do you

My Last Continent: review and Q&A with author and publisher Midge Raymond

by Cherice Bock Editor, Whole Terrain How do we communicate about climate change to those who don’t notice it impacting their lives on a regular basis? This important question is one that many who are concerned about the environment are asking ourselves on a regular basis; perhaps it’s a question that has crossed your mind

Uncle Sam & Mother Earth: review and Q&A with author Jake Plante

by Cherice Bock Editor, Whole Terrain What is the role of government in creating and implementing policies that will help hold us all accountable to caring for our shared environment? This question may be on your mind as those of us in the United States participated in local, state, and national elections last week. Creating

Painted Dog Pursuit: Whole Terrain’s Tammy Cloutier releases children’s book

by Cherice Bock Editor, Whole Terrain At Whole Terrain, we like to celebrate the accomplishments of our authors, artists, and staff. Therefore, we are excited to share with our readers about the publication of Painted Dog Pursuit (Maine Authors Publishing, 2017), written by one of Whole Terrain’s About Time editors, Tammy Cloutier, and illustrated by Thomas

Ice Bear: book review and Q&A with author Michael Engelhard

by Cherice Bock Editor, Whole Terrain Currently holding the place in humanity’s imagination as the most iconic species endangered by climate change, polar bears terrify and fascinate us. In Michael Engelhard’s Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon (University of Washington Press, 2017), the history of human-polar bear interactions is recounted, from Japanese,

Rise of the Necrofauna: book review

by Tammy Cloutier Editor, Whole Terrain Extinction is forever. Or is it? Yes, Jurassic Park may initially come to mind for many when the term “de-extinction” (DE) is used. However, and perhaps to the dismay of some, Tyrannosaurus rexand woolly mammoths will not be populating the earth anytime soon. I must admit I was excited when I first

Trust author profile: Jeff Todd Titon

Originally posted on April 24, 2017 by Cherice Bock Editor, Whole Terrain We are continuing our series of posts that will profile the authors and artists featured in our latest volume, Trust. Learn more about the Trust volume here. Click this link to order Trust and previous volumes. Jeff Todd Titon, professor emeritus of music at Brown University, is an ethnomusicologist whose interests and career led him into

Guest Post: Patches of Plenty

Originally posted on July 28, 2017 Image: A rare January huckleberry harvest. Photo by Tom Leskiw by Tom Leskiw Guest Contributor When my wife, Sue, and I were looking to buy a home in northwestern California in 2000, we felt our combined experience in home ownership honed the checklist of attributes we most desired. I later realized that we

Trust author profile: Heidi Watts

Originally posted on July 7, 2017 by Cherice Bock Editor, Whole Terrain We are continuing our series of posts that will profile the authors and artists featured in our latest volume, Trust. Learn more about the Trust volume here. Click this link to order Trust and previous volumes. Heidi Watts has spent nearly a half-century of summers on the LaHave Islands, off the coast of Nova Scotia. In the