Table of Contents: Winter 2016
The New Movement Starts Now
On November 9, 2016, many Americans woke up fearful, wondering what comes next. The only possible answer: four years of hard work
by Hamilton Nolan, from The Concourse
What’s Next for Bernie’s Revolution?
Bernie Sanders has helped kick open the door for the next generation of change agents, and his “political revolution” is passing the torch forward
by Christopher D. Cook, from The Progressive
For Big Problems, Small Solutions
Now more than ever, we must recognize the logic of “bigness” devalues the personal and seemingly small when it comes to making a difference
by Charles Eisenstein, from Scaled Up
Poisoning the Well?
Blood and Water
Flint is a city of tremendous loss but also of tenacious DIY vitality; a city long betrayed by state politics and big business that is forging its own reinvention
by Kelsey Ronan, from Michigan Quarterly Review
The genius and hubris of plastic has been absorbed by every living thing. Is it a curse or evolution’s next step?
by Rebecca Altman, from Aeon
Spend and Save
The narrative of fair trade and white saviorism
by Bani Amor, from Bitch
On Capitalism, mind viruses, and antidotes for a world in transition
by Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk, from Kosmos
Should We Abolish the Electoral College?
Two opposing views on the way we elect our president
by Jack Rakove and Michael W. McConnell, from Stanford
In the Pipeline’s Path
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is one among several projects threatening rural Appalachian landscapes and communities
by William H. Funk, from Earth Island Journal
Welcome to the terrorism database. You are in it.
by Tracy Rosenberg, from Peace Review
The Giving Tree
The death and afterlife of a national treasure
by Julia Shipley, from Orion
Dinner with Edward
A casual invitation sparks the beginning of a remarkable friendship
by Isabel Vincent, excerpted from Dinner with Edward
On Turning 60
The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
by Ian Brown, excerpted from Sixty
Constancy in Contingency
Reflections on a changing climate from the sacred perch of San Miniato al Monte, Florence
by Miriam O’Callaghan, special to Utne Reader
Skyscraper in the Wind
If it moves you, does it matter what we call it?
by Cathy Krizik, from North Dakota Quarterly
Carnivals and Crucifixion
Recognizing the timeless bodies of visionary American artist
by Tim Keane, special to Utne Reader
by Christian Williams
by Eric Utne