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Walgreens Confronts 'Food Deserts'

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Company plants 'food oases' in a low-income Chicago communities, with a baked-in infrastructure to scale up fast.

It doesn't take a science genius to figure out why so many Americans are overweight. For every store that sells fresh produce, there are fifty fast food joints and just as many convenience stores that sell chips and pop. There are neighborhoods in this country where it's nearly impossible to buy an apple. The problem is big enough that those communities have earned their own unhealthy......read more

Ars Natura: Beautiful Bogeyman

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In this week's Ars Natura column, we check in on Chicago artist Nick Cave and his wonderfully freakish Soundsuits.

If Gumby had gone on a mystical journey through space and time – starting perhaps in an ancient Congolese village, making a left turn in King Louis XV’s court, rolling through an Andy Goldsworthy installation and ending up at an all night Mardi Gras bash – he might end up looking like one of Nick Cave’s freakishly beautiful “Soundsuits.” On display at the Fowler Museum in L.A. until......read more

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