Before the Europeans arrived, for over 10,000 years the Badlands were the home and hunting grounds to Native Americans: Lakota, Arikara, paleo. The native ways are gone. In Nomadland, Fem (the great Frances McDormand) and other descendants of those Europeans live fringe lives, pushed from industrial jobs, working seasonally in jobs that support the consumer … Continue reading Nomadland

My Octopus Teacher

Craig Foster free dives into the cold waters of a kelp forest in False Bay. His retreat to a place a person may visit, but never live. Down there is a world primordial. An octopus seems one of the least earth-like beings here. Eight sucker-cupped arms that can grow back. A brain networked through those … Continue reading My Octopus Teacher