November-December 2013 Utne

November-December 2013 Table of Contents 

Women's Work

Mother and Children 

A Day without Care
What does it mean to strike when "production" isn't the production of widgets, but care for the children, the ill, disabled, or elderly? by Sarah Jaffe, from Jacobin

Sympathy for the Stay-at-Home Mom
Work, life, and the modern calendar by Judith Shulevitz, excerpted from The New Republic

Know-It-All
Patriarchy, privilege, and work by Larisa Zehr, from Geez


Alt. Education

Tetherball

I Am Graduating
A comic inspired by the valedictorian  who spoke out against schooling by Gavin Aung Than, from Zen Pencils

Tu Eres Mi Otro Yo/You Are My Other Self
A Tucson school keeps high standards without standardization by Carlos Acosta, from Educational Courage

Unschooling
Trusting our kids to be curious by Astra Taylor, from n+1


Emerging Ideas   

Fossil 

Making Good on the Badlands
The impoverished Oglala Lakota may soon manage the first tribal national park by Brendan Borrell, from High Country News

How Fruit Trees Are Growing Communities
What do untapped fruit trees have to do with community? Everything. by Maria Grusauskas, from Shareable

The Promise and Peril of 3D Printing
Will 3D printers lead to more sustainable manufacturing? by Peter Nowak, from Corporate Knights


Gleanings 

Students 

Breakfast: A Manifesto
At stake is nothing less than civilization itself by G. Robert Ogilvy, from Medium

Seating Chart
The accidental intimacy of third grade life by Robert Doyle, from The Christian Century

Being Dumb
Smart has all the right answers, but is it having any fun? by Kenneth Goldsmith, from The Awl


Mindful Living 

Earth Hands 

Mourning for the Earth
A faith-based response to climate change by Katharine M. Preston, from Sojourners

Buried in the Sky
Looking up to the sky, a young astronomer finds truth at her feet by Kelly Clancy, from Nautilus

Thing of Beauty
Spiritual exploration in the age of plastic surgery by Jane Ganahl, from Spirituality & Health


Mixed Media 

Girl With Bike 

Kid on a Bike
Wadjda is the first film shot in Saudi Arabia by the country's first female director by Isabel Stevens, from Sight & Sound

A Brief History of Squatting
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space chronicles decades of Lower East Side occupations by Arun Gupta, from In These Times

Reviews:
Film
Surviving the Surveillance State: a review of Barbara
Inside Rumsfeld's World: a review of The Unkown Known

Music
Harp Heaven: a review of Return of the Silkie by Carol Kleyn

Books   
If You're Happy and You Know It: a review of There Is No App For Happiness by Max Strom
Just Practice: a review of Thank You, Anarchy by Nathan Schneider


Editor’s Note
by Christian Williams 

Forward 
by Eric Utne


Dispatches from: 
Monitor on Psychology (Studying Boredom is Fascinating)
ScienceNOW (Adapt or Die)
Alternatives Journal  (Old Plastic Makes New Oil)
Nature (The Milk Revolution) 
Grist (Finding Home on a Hot Planet)

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