This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at new dinosaur fossils in Argentina, how robots are taking American jobs, a professor's search for oral history, how one beautician's movie magic redefined modern beauty, and the futuristic dreams of some heavy-hitting entrepreneurs.
Letters to the Editor for the July 22, 2013 weekly print issue:The destructive extractive economy is indeed changing, as is the expectation of what constitutes a truly satisfying standard of living. Bozeman, Mont. epitomizes a new economy with a respect for environmental conservation.In the debate of prayer in school, it's worth remembering that Jesus said to pray in private and silently, not publicly.
Towns in the Mountain West, once held back by their isolated geography, are luring a new generation because of their scenic beauty. The hub of the 'Green Coast' movement: Bozeman, Montana.
The battle for the Senate now looks like a standoff with neither Republicans nor Democrats likely to win the 60 seats needed for political control. Will partisan gridlock change after Election 2012?
These green cowboys try to marry good stewardship of the land with making money.