Karen Russell on Nature, and Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert on the End of Nature
Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert discuss the new sense of political urgency around climate change, the U.N.’s report that a million species may become extinct within a few decades, and the relationship between human life and the rest of nature. Heidi Schreck talks about her hit play about the Constitution, Carrie Battan considers the rapid evolution of SoundCloud rap, and Karen Russell describes moving from South Florida to the Oregon coast and finding a new kind of enchantment in its fairy-tale forests.
Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert: Is It Too Late to Save the World?
Two leading environmental writers wonder if a new sense of urgency around climate change is coming too late.
What the Constitution Means to the Playwright Heidi Schreck
A writer and performer reflects, in a Tony-nominated Broadway hit, on the distortions and falsehoods that she herself peddled as a teen-age debate champion.
Karen Russell in a Real-Life Fairy-Tale Forest
The Florida writer finds a new sense of enchantment in her new home, on the Oregon coast, where the big trees are like characters out of Jim Henson.
Carrie Battan on the Sudden Success of SoundCloud Rap
Once a marginal, willfully weird genre for amateurs, SoundCloud rap has lately created some of the biggest hits in hip-hop.