Svenja Engelmann-Kewitz reviews Heather Davis’s book Plastic Matter, which theorizes the queer potentials and complex legacies of plastic.
Maria Tane reviews feminist geographer and glaciologist M Jackson’s debut novel, which reveals a profound connection between melting ice and missing women.
Annie Proulx’s 2022 book Fen, Bog, and Swamp is a melancholy love letter to wetland ecosystems. But missing from this lament, Nino McQuown argues, are hopeful histories of resistance.
Werewolves and petro-masculinity and extractive capitalism, oh my! In this review of a recent horror-comedy film, Addie Hopes and Richelle Wilson examine an overlooked aspect of the story. Where pipelines go, murder follows.
James Weldon reviews BBC’s docuseries The Green Planet, and considers whether new film technology can help humans better understand plants.
Erik Wallenberg reviews Johanna Fernández’s award-winning book on the Young Lords and connects their political project of securing garbage pickup and medical access for New Yorkers to the broader environmental justice movement.
Katie Mummah reviews Vincent Ialenti’s book Deep Time Reckoning, which uses lessons from nuclear waste disposal to show how long-term thinking can help us and the planet.
Can wildness be its own way of thinking and knowing? And where should we look to find out? Julia Dauer reviews Jack Halberstam’s wide-ranging new book, Wild Things.
Trees might have a lot to say, but how can humans hear them? Solvejg Nitzke reviews Valerie Trouet’s new book, “Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings.”
Gardening is on the rise as the world quarantines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anna Muenchrath considers the implications and opportunities of the quarantine garden in her review of The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times.