Ten Years After: Cli-Fi

September 17, 2019 Morphizm 0

A decade ago, I helped give birth to a movement. It doesn’t matter if anyone knows. All that matters is the movement.

Ten Years After: Extinction

June 27, 2019 Morphizm 0

Captivated by global warming and shortly before I called it cli-fi, I researched and reported the myriad ways life on Earth could die. Few were more terrifying than hydrogen sulfide.

Unhappy Earth Day: The Seas Still Rise

April 22, 2019 Morphizm 0

A decade ago, I talked to the Pacific Institute about their report which more or less promised that the coastal metropolis that currently make our state of California the world’s fifth largest economy would be swallowed by global warming.

Farmers Markets Come Under Presidential Fire

October 30, 2017 Morphizm 0

My latest investigation for Civil Eats is not so much alarming as predictable. The current presidential administration, already an international laughingstock, has targeted farmers markets for elimination. The punishment? Death by pointless cuts.

Animation Is Film, Said The Festival

October 23, 2017 Morphizm 0

It may not seem like we need to have a three-day festival in Hollywood celebrating animation as cinema with a capital C. But if that was the case, I would not have spent the weekend with my girls in Hollywood at the Animation Is Film festival.

Ron Finley Rewilds South Central

May 24, 2017 Morphizm 0

My latest piece for Civil Eats chronicles the victory of sanity over nonsense, Earth over concrete, regeneration over regression. It was an honor to write, and even more brilliant to witness in person.

Getting Civil About Sustainable Eats, Starting With California

February 28, 2017 Morphizm 0

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.

Cli-Fi: Director Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea

January 3, 2015 Morphizm 0

Like his Oscar-nominated feature debut The Secret of Kells, his new stunner Song of the Sea is steeped in regional folklore but still a universal wonder. But it is a more personal epic, about the extinction of mythological seal people called Selkies, as explored through a lighthouse family riven by loss and misunderstanding but healed by history and magic.

Cli-Fi Is Real

October 29, 2014 Morphizm 0

Cli-fi is the cultural prism through which we monitor and experience ourselves as we bleed our planet dry while trying to become machines.

Occupy Hip Hop

November 19, 2011 Morphizm 0

“I hope hip hop can open itself to the possibilities that Occupy Wall Street presents. If we can use its power, we may see some lasting change from this after all.”

An Open Love Letter to My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless

November 4, 2011 Morphizm 0

My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 musical masterpiece Loveless struggled for the spotlight when it was released, overshadowed by the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. But two decades later, the record’s defiant atmospherics and tremolo experimentation have become more influential than ever.