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Why We Don’t Like Wild Women

In American popular culture, from the colonial era to the present, women who venture out into wild places cannot escape the strictures of gender.

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Toxic Bodies and the Wetter, Better Future of “Fury Road”

Most Hollywood catastrophe films offer neat endings and the promise of a fresh start. Fury Road asks what happens when the broken world cannot be made whole.

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Humility and Hubris: A Review of Luc Jacquet’s “Ice and the Sky”

Even with the impacts of the Anthropocene, it would be hubristic not to realize that ice and sky will far outlast anything so puny as humanity.

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The Truthiness of Nature Films: A Review of Perrin and Cluzaud’s “Seasons”

The makers of “Winged Migration” return with a new film that challenges viewers’ expectations of authenticity in nature documentaries.

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The Biosphere 2 rainforest biome and habitat. Photo by Justin Frisch, 2011.

Biosphere 2: Why an Eccentric Ecological Experiment Still Matters 25 Years Later

Four scholars and one of the original “biospherians” offer their takes on perhaps the largest private science experiment in history.

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Environmental Complacency and the Rise of Distraction; or, How I Learned to Embrace Worrying and Love Movies

How do species extinctions past and present affect our daily lives? What can we do to connect to environmental change?

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On the move in Sinoe County, Liberia. Loring Whitman, October 18, 1926. Indiana University Liberian Collections

A Liberian Journey

Long-forgotten film footage launches a collaborative recollection of history and memory, and gives new meaning to the past in post-conflict Liberia.

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From Yavin’s Moon to the Pit of Carkoon: 7 Ways Space and Place Change How We Watch Star Wars

What do we notice if we watch Star Wars as a space epic?

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Edgy Stuff: November 2015 Recommendations

November 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Tales from Tales

Highlights from the 2015 Tales from Planet Earth film festival.

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