May-June 2011 


Enough About You: Meet the Me, Me, Me Generation 

Enough About You 
A pioneering social critic’s prophetic take on the narcissism pandemic 
by Christopher Lasch, from The Culture of Narcissism 

Self-Love for Sale 
You know you can do it. So just do it! 
by David Sirota, from Back to Our Future 

The Other Shoes Don’t Fit 
What happens when narcissists grow up and have kids? You won’t empathize.  
by Staff, from Psychotherapy Networker 

The Narcissism Myth 
A millennial sticks up for her generation, because that’s what they would want  
by Claire Gordon, from The Huffington Post 

Narcissus Regards a Novel 
Today’s books succeed when the reader is entertained—and affirmed 
by Mark Edmundson, from The Chronicle of Higher Education 


Southern Discomfort
Fighting an HIV/AIDS epidemic that’s raging across the southern United States 
by Carl Gaines, from POZ 


Old Man Lying by the Side of the Stage
An aging rock fan sticks around for the encore 
by Lad Tobin, from New Orleans Review 


We the People 
The far right has stolen the Constitution. It is ours to take back. 
by Garrett Epps, from The Nation 



Hope at Low Tide
An ecologist walking on the beach wonders, worries, and dreams of a better future 
by Carl Safina, from The View from Lazy Point 

When the Truth Hurts 
How to have an honest conversation about the future without losing hope 
by Robert Jensen, from Yes! 


Utne Independent Press Awards
The 64 nominees for 2011 



Talking Trash to Power 
The case for a presidential court jester. Seriously. by Jake Page, from Notre Dame Magazine 

Gullible Travels 
Poverty tours give new meaning to “slumming it” by Bethe Dufresne, from Commonweal 

Help Wanted 
A call to action from an independent by Senator Bernie Sanders, from In These Times 



The Karma Bum 
Playing Frogger with the king of the Beats by Tyler Stoddard Smith, from The Morning News 

Services Pending 
Staring down death at the obit desk by Susan McCarty, from The Iowa Review 

Divine Business 
An old-school dowser plies his trade by Sam Western, from High Country News 

The Hawk 
A homeless man regains his balance along the sidelines by Brian Doyle, from The Sun 



The Healthy Human Gets the Worm 
Scientists enlist parasites to combat disease by Nathan Seppa, from Science News 

Home Sweet Tiny Home 
The small-house movement is picking up speed by Margret Aldrich

Where Silence Is Sacred 
Even without religion, chapels are emergency rooms for the soul by Pico Iyer, from Portland 



Jelly Roll’s Storyville 
The interview that forever changed the way Alan Lomax interviewed musicians by Marybeth Hamilton, from A New Literary History of America 

Art for the Fun of It 
A museum rethinks the commons by Adam Regn Arvidson, from Landscape Architecture 

Action-Packed Poetry 
A lover of verse indulges his vice while waiting for his wife by Daniel Handler, from Poetry 

Divine Inspiration: A review of Alela Diane and Wild Divine by Alela Diane
Second Wind: A review of New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges by Colin Stetson
Bedroom Genius: A review of Banjo or Freakout by Banjo or Freakout 

Democracy, Dynasty, and Death: A review of Bhutto 
Cold Silence: A review of How I Ended This Summer 
For Adults Only: A review of Tuesday, After Christmas 

An Antidote to Doom: A review of Beautiful and Abundant by Bryan Welch
Better Birth Days: A review of Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin
Summer Surround Sound: A review of Cricket Radio: Tuning in the Night-Singing Insects by John Himmelman

Editor’s Note 
by David Schimke 

by Eric Utne

Dispatches from: 
This Magazine (If You Make It Mandatory, They Will Have to Come)
Upstream Journal (When Farm Meets Forest)
The Humanist (God, Don’t Bless the IRS)
The New Republic (Turning Suffering into a Still Life)
Dwell (Garbage City)
The Boston Phoenix (The Cluttered Halls of Power)
The Chronicle Review (Monty Python Goes Back to School)
Earth Island Journal (Love the Planet, Kill the Infidels)
5280 (Health Care on Holiday)
Archaeology (The Science of Grave Robbing)
Boston Review (Unmanned Officers on the Beat)
IEEE Spectrum (High on Fidelity)
Creative Review (Selling the Sublime)

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