Utne Reader Spring 2015

Table of Contents: Spring 2015

Slow Down to Tune In

Slow Down to Tune In 

Society of Skimmers
We can do a lot of things online, but remembering what we read isn't one of them by Michael Agresta,  from The Texas Observer

Raising Offline Kids in a Digital World
One mother's struggle to maintain a technological balance in her household by Dee Dee Risher, from Geez

The Benefits of Being Home Grown
Parenting off the beaten path and unschooling to keep kids connected with nature by Ben Hewitt, from Home Grown


Who Are You?

Who Are You

In Any Light, By Any Name
As a father looks to the stars for meaning, his daughter just wants him to be her dad by Alia Volz, from Tin House

Fade to White
Asian Americans find themselves on the brink of losing their culture through assimilation by Eugene Yi, from KoreAm


Rise of the Greenhorns

Rise of the Greenhorns

The New Farmers
Meet the youthful future of American agriculture by Lauren Markham, from Orion

Beyond Organic
A closer look at the revolutionary ideas that will shape the future of farming by Courtney White, from Grass, Soil, Hope


Emerging Ideas

Emerging Ideas 

A Prickly Proposition
Can an overlooked succulent help salvage toxic soils? by Krista Langlois, from High Country News

A Carbon-Free Commute in the Sky
London's big idea to make the city safer for cyclists by Lindsey Kennedy, Utne Reader

New Bird Order
Why a new generation is flocking to an old hobby by Julie Zarankin, from Maisonneuve


Gleanings 

Gleanings 

What Makes Buildings Beautiful
What is at the heart of the affection for beautiful buildings and the disdain for ugly ones is a universal language by Alison Lurie, from The Language of Houses

Urban Renewal
An excerpt from the March issue of Utne Digital

Hunger
Finding solace in the simple things by Anwar F. Accawi, from The Sun


Mindful Living

Mindful Living

Living Beauty
Recognizing beauty as much more than "skin deep" or "in the eye of the beholder" by Sandra Lubarky, from Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth

The Portals to Conscious Elderhood
Understanding life transitions and the importance of rites of passage by Ron Pevny, from Conscious Living, Conscious Aging


Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Fully Destructible
Exploring a personal relationship with nature through video games by nik harron, from Alternatives Journal

Editor's Note
by Christian Williams

Forward
by Eric Utne

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