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Where Did We Go Wrong?

  • I never realized how dumb our cities are until I saw what a smart one looks like.
  • There's community and there's commuting. Let's not confuse the two.

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March 10, 2015 | With the population growing and most of it happening in cities, these Canadian journalists wanted to take a closer look at whether our sprawling modern villages are up to the task of housing more humans.

Over half of the world lives in urban areas. That includes over 80% of people in the United States and 81% of folks in Canada, where this report was produced. Therein lies the problem.

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The role of hatred in America — and the price we're paying for it

  • In addition to addressing the way our nation’s bizarre gun culture undermines common sense in dealing with gun violence, we must talk about this unfortunate place we’ve reached where civility and respect in society are dismissed as unnecessary niceties, even as contempt and loathing for those we don’t agree with are embraced as democratic rights.
  • We must discuss the mighty price America is paying for hatred. 

Jane Ahlin, MinnPost To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up here to receive the latest updates from all reader supported Evergreene Digest. Have we no shame? At long last, have we no shame?

06/24/16 | Some of the most heartfelt remarks after the Orlando shooting were by Utah’s lieutenant governor, Spencer Cox. In an NPR interview with Kelly McEvers, Cox, a Mormon, publicly stated his regrets for his former attitude toward LGBTQ citizens. He admitted that previously he would not have been as upset about a shooting targeting homosexuals as he would have been about other shootings, such as at a mall or a school. He now understands how wrong that was.

Before Cox’s conversation with McEvers, he had attended a vigil for the victims and survivors of the mass shooting in Orlando. At the vigil he spoke, saying, “I recognize fully that I am a balding, youngish, middle-aged straight, white, male, Republican politician with all of the expectations and privileges that come with those labels. I am probably not who you expected to hear from today. I’m here because … 49 Americans were brutally murdered …. I’m here because those 49 people were gay. I’m here because it shouldn’t matter. But I’m here because it does.”

A writer and columnist from Fargo, N.D., Jane Ahlin also has taught English at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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A Hollywood film about people with disabilities has a lot of people feeling left out.

According to many people with disabilities, the film pushes some harmful messages about people with disabilities and the kinds of lives they lead.

Parker Molloy and Thom Dunn, Upworthy Courtesy of Warner Brothers

May 26, 2016 | The trailer for the upcoming romance film "Me Before You" promises everything you expect from a good love story.

"Me Before You" stars Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") and Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games") and is an adaptation of the 2012 book of the same name. The trailer promises an epic love story between Will, a quadriplegic man (played by the able-bodied Claflin) and his caretaker Louisa (Clarke).

Parker Molloy is a writer from Chicago. Her interests include feminism, LGBT rights, bodily autonomy, and social justice. 



Thom Dunn is a Boston-based writer, musician, new media artist, and home brewer.

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