Issue: June 25, 2015
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,
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.
RN&R Arts & Culture Editor