Sci-Fi Fandom Declares Victory After Reactionary Nominees Lose Big at the Hugos

Miles wrote this article for yesmagazine.org after attending the 2015 Hugo Awards in Spokane, WA. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/sci-fi-fandom-declares-victory-after-sad-and-rabid-puppies-hugo-awards-20150827 Smoke from the flames engulfing eastern Washington state descended on Spokane, turning the sky a hazy orange-brown and filling the lungs of the attendees of the 73rd annual World Science Fiction Convention, also known as WorldCon. … Continue reading Sci-Fi Fandom Declares Victory After Reactionary Nominees Lose Big at the Hugos

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Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi’s Biggest Awards?

Miles wrote this article for yesmagazine.org, where it broke the website's previous record for most comments on a single story. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/sad-puppies-2015-hugo-awards-20150814 Orson Scott Card is one of my all-time favorite science fiction authors. As a kid, I was enthralled by the Alvin Maker series and devoured Ender’s Game in a single day. … Continue reading Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi’s Biggest Awards?

Bee-Savers We Love: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees (And 4 Other People Working to Save the Pollinators)

Miles wrote this article for the Summer 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/make-it-right/meet-the-scientist-breeding-more-resilient-bees-and-four-other-people-working-to-save-the-pollinators Reprinted by Truthout, Resilience, Alternet, and The Seattle Star. Marla Spivak: Breeding bees to detect disease   In 1974, a bored teenager picked up a book about bees in the library. Immediately fascinated by bees and the people who loved … Continue reading Bee-Savers We Love: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees (And 4 Other People Working to Save the Pollinators)

Yes, But How? 5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow In Your Backyard

Miles wrote this article for the Summer 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/make-it-right/five-medicinal-herbs-you-can-grow-in-your-backyard At its core, most of medicine is still herbology, according to Dr. Jenn Dazey, naturopathic physician at Bastyr University's Department of Botanical Medicine. And growing your own medicinal garden is easier than it might seem. In fact, you might … Continue reading Yes, But How? 5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow In Your Backyard

Audio: Desmond Tutu and His Daughter, Mpho, On How the U.S. Can Heal From Racial Wounds

Miles wrote this article for http://www.yesmagazine.org and produced the audio segments from an interview conducted by Sarah van Gelder and Fania Davis for the Summer 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Originally published at http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/desmond-mpho-tutu-interview   These audio samples are part of an interview conducted for "Make It Right," the Summer 2015 issue of YES! Click here … Continue reading Audio: Desmond Tutu and His Daughter, Mpho, On How the U.S. Can Heal From Racial Wounds

The Page That Counts: Less than 1 Percent of Sweden’s Garbage Ends Up at the Dump

Miles wrote this article for the Summer 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/make-it-right/the-page-that-counts-summer-2015   Number of bike trips in the United States in 2001: 3,314,000,000 Number of bike trips in the United States in 2009: 4,081,000,000 (1) Increase in biking as a share of personal trips for white Americans, 2001–2009: 20% Increase … Continue reading The Page That Counts: Less than 1 Percent of Sweden’s Garbage Ends Up at the Dump

Yes, But How? 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready This Spring

Miles wrote this article with Peter D'Auria. Originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of YES! Magazine, and online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/together-with-earth/5-ways-to-get-your-soil-ready-this-spring The key to gardening is dirt. If you can grow good dirt now, you can grow good vegetables this spring. And you don’t have to run to the garden store to load up on … Continue reading Yes, But How? 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready This Spring