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    Spring 2016 Utne Reader Table of Contents

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    Table of Contents: Spring 2016

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    Black in America

     

    The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy
    by Nikky Finney, from Oxford American

    Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being a Nigger?
    A commentary on being Black in post-Obama America
    by Kevin Powell, special to Utne Reader


    Knowing How to Take a Stand

    Defusing the Politics of Anger
    Productive activism starts with learning how to listen
    by Nick Licata, excerpted from Becoming a Citizen Activist

    Remembering How to Break the Rules
    Being ready for the time when a rule is laid down that you cannot abide
    by Raj Patel, from Justice Rising


    Finding Peace

    My Intentional Community and the Law
    A guide to coexisting with authority in order to live on your own terms
    by Peter Moore, from Communities

    A Quiet Subversion
    With the right frame of mind you can find peace anywhere, anytime
    by Leath Tonino, from Tricycle

    Small Happiness
    Finding happiness couldn’t be more simple
    by Sparrow, from The Sun


    Emerging Ideas

     

    Bee-Ware of Neonics
    While the EPA drags its feet on regulating pesticides, local communities take action
    by Nicole Rivard, from Action Line

    Building with Culture in Mind
    Adaptable floor plans aim to please the growing number of multicultural homebuyers
    by Fernando Pagés Ruiz, from Shleterforce

    The Second Racial Wealth Gap
    White millennials can often rely on their parents for financial assistance. For many black and Hispanic millennials, it’s the other way around
    by Mel Jones, fromWashington Monthly

    American Primitive
    Why our Stone Age brain struggles with the complexities of modern politics
    by Chris Moody, fromBookForum


    Gleanings 

     

    Yours, Not Sitting on a Pumpkin
    What can you offer the man who has it all? Trump finds out when he tries to buy Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond
    by Louis Phillips, from Smithsonian

    A Gain
    The schoolmarm gets schooled
    by Charlie Geer, from The Threepenny Review

    Entering and Breaking
    How missing children can be simultaneously everywhere and nowhere
    by Patrick Madden, from Sublime Physick


    Mindful Living

    Spring Fever and Black Earth
    Accepting an invitation to feel the living spirit of nature
    by David Fideler, from Restoring the Soul of the World

    Unbound: Religion Runs Free on the Internet
    For those on the margins of faith, the internet is exploding notions of what religion can be
    by Mary Valle, from CrossCurrents

    Great Expectations
    A look at the fascinating research into the power of the expectancy effect
    by Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader


    Mixed Media

    Why Live?
    A Question for 21st-Century Theater
    by Jordan Tannahill, from World Literature Today

    Salons and Beyond
    It’s high time we start having civil, intelligent, face-to-face conversations again
    by Stephanie Mills, from the Utne Reader archive


    Editor’s Note
    by Christian Williams 

    Forward 
    by Eric Utne

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    Published on Mar 14, 2016

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