Fall 2014 Utne Reader Table of Contents

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Table of Contents: Fall 2014

The High Cost of Convenience

Big Whopper Economics
For workers to get a raise, the franchised fast-food industry needs reform by Josh Freedman, excerpted from Washington Monthly

The Logistical Failure
We have come to rely on having anything anywhere at any time, all the while remaining apathetic to the complexities demanded by a lifestyle of convenience by Clare Lyster, from Cabinet

Too Much Information

Learning to Leave Google
Online privacy concerns drive some to Google alternatives by Julie Angwin, from Dragnet Nation

The Odds on My Baby
How much information does one need to make a decision about life or death? by Bonnie Tsui, from Pacific Standard

Fertility for Sale

Great Egg-spectations
One woman’s life-changing experience selling her eggs by Anonymous, from Bust

India’s Reproductive Assembly Line
For many working-class women, surrogacy is the best job they’ll ever have by Sharmila Rudrappa, from Contexts

Emerging Ideas

Flying the Coop
Antibiotic resistance found in birds, other wildlife by Lindsey Konkel, from Environmental Health News

Capital Courts
How transnational corporations have been holding governments for ransom by John Hilary, from Red Pepper

Minisink Maladies
Environmental hazards from fracking may extend well beyond drilling sites by Jessica Cohen, special toUtne Reader

Why B Corps Matter
It’s time for capitalism to evolve from a model of short-term profits for a few to a model of shared and enduring prosperity for all by Ryan Honeyman, from The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good


Being as Glass Eel
A textual veil that reveals the form of the object beneath it by Roda Aiello, from Art Papers

The Eighth Man
Sometimes it’s best to let explanations fall short and simply marvel at the story by Brian Doyle, from Ruminate

A Reinterpretation of Tears
Learning how to be a good father that won’t leave by Roger Porter, from Rad Dad

Mindful Living

Visions of the Impossible
How “fantastic” stories unlock the nature of consciousness by Jeffrey Kripal, from The Chronicle Review

Wild Darkness
In nature, death is not defeat by Eva Saulitis, from Orion

Mixed Media

Inside the Box
When reading a magazine becomes a communal event by Gwen Allen, from Art Papers


The Boom Before the Bust: a review of The Overnighters
An Unlikely Spy: a review of The Green Prince
Dirtier Than You Think: a review of Big Men

A Heaping Spoonful of Great Music: a review of They Want My Soul by Spoon
Lost and Found: a review of Fiddle by George “Smoke” Dawson
Still Rough around the Edges: a review of The No-Hit Wonder by Cory Branan

More Than Meets the Eye: a review of Women in Clothes edited by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton
Compelling Correspondence: a review of Letters of Note compiled by Shaun Usher
Whale Watching: a review of War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz
A Work in Progress: a review of My Accidental Jihad by Krista Bremer
The Silence is Deafening: a review of Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Editor’s Note
by Christian Williams 

by Eric Utne

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