One of the great things about writing for Civil Eats is that I get a chance to explore several existential concerns at once. For my second piece, I was lucky enough to analyze and evangelize solarization, decarbonization and an agricultural infrastructure with a future.
From director Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated masterpieces The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, to director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner and beyond into the great unknown, the indie studio that was once international animation’s best-kept secret is a secret no longer.
Earth seeds itself. Then we get involved. Then you get what we have, right now: An extinction. From the makers of Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?, another exploration of an apocalypse we manufactured with our own hearts and minds.
I am honored to explore the entire University of California system’s sustainable food efforts for my first piece at Civil Eats. Greening these influential universities will upgrade our state’s profile and power, especially if we can reach full sustainability in the short term, which is no easy feat.
A wordless wonder in the tradition of Chaplin, with an eye to rural labor and love, Aardman’s stop-motion masterpiece is for everyone, everywhere.
Last year, I once again interviewed Samurai Jack creator and animation auteur, Genndy Tartakovsky, who told me the samurai’s arrival was imminent. Now here he is, in all of his glory and wonder, when we need him most.
Paco Roca’s Wrinkles was one of the most moving graphic novels, and animated films, in recent memory. His promising new comic charts a path through the destabilizing territories of war and healing properties of the natural world.
An enduring destabilization of cli-fi, Herman Melville’s metafictional Moby-Dick is a must-read in any format. Dark Horse is working the comics angle.
As lesser artists struggle today for meaning and inspiration, Young finds excesses of both in our increasingly turbulent and apocalyptic epoch.
Bjork’s stunning evolution continues with the interactive VR project, “Family” — which may also be one of the most dazzling cli-fi experiments yet created.
They called me into the office around dawn.
“We want you to clear out the National Parks.”
It is human evil that created the Anthropocene, which in turn has spawned its own strains of villainy.
The infamous German auteur dives beneath the surface of our overheating Earth.
You can’t get more cli-fi than a death machine pretending to be a planet.
One of those rare films, especially in animation, that analyzes the dizzying complexity of life on Earth using what John Muir called the “glacial eye.”
Leonardo DiCaprio has been invested in global warming. His latest exploration of extinction and Earth is upon us.
Atwood is at last joining the realm of comics.
It remains one of the strongest cornerstones of cli-fi
a contract to replace a so-called natural gas nightmare we can see from a space
Mythic interspecies romance enters the epic CGI epoch
The Man Who Broke My Brain
It’s fucking stupid. So who said it?
The Amazon’s lethal, exponential extractivism comes fearsomely into focus
Narrated by Daisy Ridley, executive produced by Ridley and Morgan Spurlock
The North Pole beckons to an overheated world in the feature directorial debut of animator Rémi Chaye.