James Weldon reviews BBC’s docuseries The Green Planet, and considers whether new film technology can help humans better understand plants.
When the revolution is won, what comes next? In the popular Cartoon Network show Steven Universe, Gardiner Brown finds a model for queer environmental care.
Julia Dauer argues that the plant monsters from the Netflix series Stranger Things share roots with 18th-century colonial terror of botanical powers. Unruly vegetation from the Upside Down calls for a wholesale reevaluation of normal in the contemporary US.
Does tidying up always mean throwing away? Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show sparks joy and skepticism in a scholar researching waste.
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October recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.