The Commons

A Resurrection of Care: Learn about the Commons

Occupy didn’t altogether fail. It succeeded by unleashing the forces of commonality; igniting a path forward. We hear from the people, read their ideas, and engage in activists’ spaces to reclaim what is ours.

5 best books on shopping and enviroment

5 Best Books on Climate and Consumerism

Shopping for more than we need is an American pastime. But why? What are we looking for? And what are the unintended consequences of our actions and how can we change them?

This Week We’re All About (not) Eating Animals

Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer at the table with our greatest philosophers -and a must-read for anyone who cares about building a more humane and healthy world.


Culture Dose | 02.15 | If you read just one book this is it.

In Stolen Focus, he explores a favela in Rio de Janeiro where everyone lost their attention in a particularly surreal way, and an office in New Zealand that discovered a remarkable technique to restore workers’ productivity.
In many ways this reads like a call to arms to reclaim our focus and along with it our humanity.


Culture Dose | 01.14

In NYC? Experience gay life at the Kitchen or if not read Gay Bar by Jeremy Atherton Lin ++ see our listen & watch >>>


Culture Dose | 12.03

Our weekly recommendations of what to read, watch and listen to now Read: Consumed by Aja Barber A call to action for consumers everywhere, Consumed asks us to look at … Read more

Culture Dose | 9.24

Read: Fashionopolis
Watch: Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution
Listen to: Goat Girl

Culture Dose | 9.17

Read: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan
WATCH: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
LISTEN: Remember Sports


READ: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley WATCH: All the Streets are Silent LISTEN: Charli XCX’s Best Song Ever on BBC Radio


READ: It is Wood, It is Stone by Gabriella Burnham
WATCH: House of Gucci
LISTEN: duendita

Culture Dose | 7.02

Read: Energy Flash: a Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture by Simon Reynolds
Watch: Slow Factory’s Landfills as Museums
Listen to: Pom Pom Squad’s Death of a Cheerleader