News Release 


David Schimke, editor in chief, 612-338-5040 ext. 325, 
Rachel Smith, public relations specialist, 785-274-4441,

         Inside the January-February Issue of Utne Reader, 
on newsstands December 22
How to prosper in the new economy, why Al Jazeera English could save journalism, and America’s obsession with  conspiracy




Get Rich Now — Find out how rethinking and re-evaluating consumerism can help us prosper in the new economy. Page 39

 The Most Trusted Name in News? — Al Jazeera English comes to North America with a reputation … for excellent journalism. Page 64

Building a New World with Our Own Hands — Sociologist Richard Sennett explains how working with our hands enhances critical thinking, radicalizes labor and makes us proud. Page 60

A Conspiracy of Hate and the Paranoid Center — The extreme right is armed, dangerous and coming to a town near you, but does exaggerating the threat of right-wing violence stifle legitimate dissent? Page 52

The City that Reads — Utne Reader Librarian Danielle Maestretti discovers Baltimore’s booming literary scene. Page 28

Putting Racists on the Run — Utne Reader Editor-in-Chief David Schimke talks to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok about hate rhetoric, President Obama and the award-winning Intelligence Report. Page 4 

and much more …

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