You are here: Home General "The Play's the Thing…" "The Play's the Thing…" by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg April 22, 2005, 3:38 pm Hard to believe that I missed this new Bill McKibben essay on Grist in this morning’s scan… McKibben addresses a cultural approach to environmental issues such as global warming, and wonders why the artistic world hasn’t more forcefully addressed these topics. So far, we have The Day After Tomorrow and State of Fear, neither of which look like they’ll set off a renaissance of environmental art. Part of a course I teach every semester deals with the Harlem Renaissance, and I think that movement could serve as an apt model for such a flowering of environmentally-inspired art: like Alain Locke and W.E.B. DuBois, we need leaders who recruit artists of all kinds to address these issues. DuBois once wrote “All art is propaganda…” — is that such a bad thing? Technorati tags:environmentalism, culture Visit Stonyfield Farm to get $50 in E-Coupons for organic products and “Moosletters” focusing on organic, recipes, and nutrition tips! See more Previous article Earth Day Scan of the Sustainable Blogosphere Next article Dearth Day Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.