The Best of GOOD: the Awesome GOOD 100, Hope for Copenhagen, and Abandoned Gas Stations
What our GOOD friends have been up to this past week...
We continue to roll out the GOOD 100 (entries will be posted daily through October 22), our annual list of the people, projects, and ideas moving the world forward. Included this week were Dead Aid author Dambisa Moyo, San Francisco conceptual artist Jonathan Keats, and a woman who is secretly storing thousands of pounds of human waste (for gardening purposes, of course).Literary columnist Anne Trubek looked at the burgeoning "speed writing" movement (Tina Brown's new publishing venture was the impetus) and concludes that it's only going to work if it's counterbalanced by a "slow writing" one.
Our latest installment of the GOOD Inventions video series (not to be confused with the GOOD Big Ideas video series) features linguist John McWhorter's proposal for a new love drug (we swear that's not as dirty as it sounds).
Japanense-Danish photographer Eric Tabuchi--who describes his fondness for petrol stations by likening their logos to coats of arms--shared his project "Twentysix Abandoned Gasoline Stations," which focused on nonoperational stations in various states of decay and, in Tabuchi's words, "portrayed them as ruins of a bygone civilization."
Be posted the first entry in a new series curated by street art auteurs The Wooster Collective, which featured an interview with New York-based street artist Martin Sobey.
Environmental columnist Ben Jervey explains why the best hope for real progress in Copenhagen this December starts right here at home.
Food columnist Peter smith, inspired by the GOOD 100, provided his own top ten list in the area of his expertise. Learn why sustainable sushi, moonshine, and Barry Estabrook all made the cut.