Issue: June 25, 2015

Hi everybody,

You kids ever read any Edward Abbey? Desert Solitaire, maybe, or The

Monkey Wrench Gang? His attitude was that environmental advocacy

warranted confrontational action instead of polite compromise. In

this week's feature story, writer Brad Rassler rounds up some recent

books and movies about Abbey and examines why his irascible spirit

might be needed in a country where politicians still pretend that

climate change is a subject of debate instead of a simple,

straightforward crisis.

Also, in this week's issue, our own environmental writer, Georgia

Fisher, digs out the scoop on an upcoming art event held at a local

urban farm, News Editor Dennis Myers examines the ongoing marital

woes between Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks, and

movie critic Bob Grimm explains why animated feature Inside Out might

just be the best film of the year.

As always, be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for

exclusive columns, cartoons and the raw material you might need to

build a pinata for any kids' birthday parties or especially quirky

weddings you're attending this summer.

Thanks for reading! If not for you, we'd just be out pouring sugar

into the gas tanks of bulldozers.

Brad Bynum

RN&R Arts & Culture Editor