Table of Contents  
May-June 2010







Faux FriendshipWe are connected to everyone. We don’t really know anyone.by William Deresiewicz, from The Chronicle of Higher Education 







/uploadedImages/utne/articles/issues/2010-05-01/homegrown-jihad2.jpgHomegrown Jihad
Why are young Somali men leaving their homes in Minnesota to die in the name of Allah?by Nicholas Schmidle, from Virginia Quarterly Review 





Utne Independent Press AwardsThe 72 nominees for 2010 





The Mind’s Eye
Alex Masket, an autistic 23-year-old artist, creates vivid, idiosyncratic collages to make sense of his worldinterview by Tod Lippy, from Esopus 




/uploadedImages/utne/articles/issues/2010-05-01/hot-air1.jpgHot AirA startling number of TV weathercasters believe climate change is a scam. And they are not keeping it to themselves.by Charles Homans, from Columbia Journalism Review 

Tilting Against the WindWeatherman Paul Douglas talks straight on climate changeby Keith Goetzman



Coming Home
A gay Christian speaks to fundamentalistsby Jonathan Odell, from Commonweal 




Emerging Ideas 

/uploadedImages/utne/articles/issues/2010-05-01/the-gay-option.jpgTurning Hustlers into EntrepreneursEncouraging enterprise, reducing poverty 
by Kai Wright from The American Prospect 

Suing to Save the PlanetEnvironmental activists go to court 
interview by Tony Davis, from High Country News 

The Gay OptionWhat if same-sex love is a choice? 
by Stephanie Fairyington, from Dissent 



/uploadedImages/utne/articles/issues/2010-05-01/jew-in-prison.jpgBefore Martyrdom, BreakfastAt home with Osama 
by Thomas Bartlett from The Chronicle of Higher Education 

The Magic HourFilmmakers and artists love Alberta’s natural light 
by Kim Gray from Alberta Views 

A Jew in PrisonA reflection on anti-Semitism in the yard 
by David Arenberg, from Intelligence Report 

I Belong HereAn immigration check causes a wave of solidarity 
by Amin Ahmad, from The Sun 

Mindful Living

Monk with GunMonks with Guns Buddhists aren’t immune to anger or fear 
by Michael Jerryson, from Religion Dispatches 

Life After PovertyTherapy for the formerly poor 
by Carrie Golus, from University of Chicago Magazine 

Remembrance of Foods PastThriving in old age is a matter of taste 
by Darra Goldstein, from Gastronomica 

The Spontaneous SelfFree your body—the mind will follow 
interview by Hannah Fox, from Contact Quarterly 

Mixed Media

Unbiased book reviewThe Golden Age of Middle Eastern WesternsWhen John Wayne spoke Farsi 
by Abou Farman, from Bidoun 

The Defense Cannot RestStoried lawyer William Kunstler is cross-examined by his daughters 
by Keith Goetzman

So You Want to Open a BookstoreWhat it costs to sell books 
by Christopher Benz, from the San Francisco Panorama 

Plus:Musicfilm, and book reviews 

Editor’s NoteAmerican Psychosisby David Schimke

ForwardAn Open Letter to MoveOnby Eric Utne

Dispatches from:Free InquiryMaisonneuveGoverningOnEarthNew Humanist, The New Republic, The NationNext American CityShelterforceThe GuardianWashington MonthlyJohns Hopkins Public HealthColumbia Journalism ReviewNew Urban NewsBustAmerican CraftThe Believer 


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