Inside the 25th Anniversary Issue of Utne Reader, on Newsstands Aug. 25
The Best of the Alternative Press unveils a sophisticated redesign and a fresh look at Post-Pundit America


25 Years and Dreaming Utne Reader founder Eric Utne takes a look back at causes the magazine has helped advance since its inception 25 years ago and shares his predictions for the future. Page 96

Post-Pundit America A new brand of politics called transpartisanship can help turn Americans’ stagnant political differences into forward progress. Page 38

Generation Misunderstood Utne Reader Editor-in-Chief David Schimke says the millennial generation will change the face of American politics, but no one — especially progressives — should take them for granted. Page 4

Are You Happy Now? Pop psychologist Barbara Fredrickson discusses how to cultivate positive emotions and start flourishing instead of “just getting by.” Page 62

All the Right Moves Forget Fox News. Conservatives are launching a media-savvy revolution online. Page 8

The Bitch is Back Utne Reader librarian Danielle Maestretti chronicles how readers of the independent publication Bitch stepped up to keep it from going bust. Page 26 

and much more …

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