News That Stayed News, 1974-1984: Ten Years of Coevolution Quarterly

Stewart Brand, Editor, Art Kleiner, Editor North Point Press $35 (337p) ISBN 978-0-86547-201-3
Founded in 1974 by the staff of the Whole Earth Catalog, CoEvolution Quarterly lasted 10 years as a small circulation magazine whose ecological, post-'60s banner allowed diversity. This lively, generous selection includes Paul Ehrlich on the biology of communities, R. Crumb drawings, Pat Califia's lesbian sadomasochists' manifesto, Earl Butz debating Wendell Berry, a poem by Gary Snyder, Ivan Illich on computers, Ursula Le Guin on menopause, a wide-ranging discussion between Margaret Mead and husband Gregory Bateson, personal essays by Ken Kesey and others, a symposium featuring Herman Kahn and Governor Jerry Brown and a definitive article ""On Farting.'' Although some pieces have a smug undertone of preaching to the converted, the range of contents offers satisfyingly divergent viewpoints. (March)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1986
Release date: 04/01/1986
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