One In, One Out

“Here, everyone is an inappropriate admission. I don’t admit patients. I discharge them” – Psychiatrist, quoted in Rhodes, Emptying Beds. Before I had even met my treating psychiatrist, they were talking about my discharge. Someone from downstairs—that is, the part of the hospital that isn’t a locked psychiatric ward—came to tell me that I would… Continue reading One In, One Out

Fame

  Although I haven’t quite crested the New York Times bestseller’s list, I’ve been quite pleased to have been contacted by a few outlets to talk about my new book: What’s in the Dumpster (Tiny Spark) How to Fix All That Food Waste (Good Magazine) Freeganism: Food Waste’s First Wave (The New Food Economy) Freegans… Continue reading Fame

Keep It Contentious

(Cross posted – and better formated! – at the Berkeley Journal of Sociology) If BlackLivesMatter matters, it will be thanks partly its disruptive tactics The #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) movement has been making headlines, but not necessarily friends. When BLM protesters stormed the stage at rallies for Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in August 2015, commenters lamented… Continue reading Keep It Contentious