Table of Contents: Summer 2017
Trump & the Press
Toward a Post-Lies Future
Fighting "alternative facts" and "post-truth" politics
by Gleb Tsipursky, from The Humanist
Is There a Business Model for Serious Journalism in the Age of Trump?
The press has arguably never been more vulnerable. But there are some surprising — and practical — glimmers of hope
by Kyle Pope, from The Nation
The Opioid Epidemic
Aging and Addicted
Over-prescription of painkillers has made Canadian seniors another face of the opioid epidemic
by Kevin Spurgaitis, from The United Church Observer
When Private Pain Becomes a Community Problem
How a rural clinic sparked a small-town addiction crisis
by Paige Blankenbeuhler, from High Country News
Motivating Addicts — and Their Doctors
How empathy is a key component to better treatment
by Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader
It's a rite of passage for many African-American children: parental warnings on how to handle threatening encounters
by Arienne Thomson Plourde and Amelia Thompson, from Notre Dame Magazine
To Dose or Not to Dose?
Using MRIs and patient histories to predict if antidepressants will work
by Sam Scott, from Stanford Magazine
To Dose or Not to Dose?
Allan Savory's Holistic Management Theory falls short on science
by Christopher Ketcham, from Sierra
The hardy — if unloved — potato
by Nicole Miller, from On Wisconsin Magazine
Exterminating the Amaranth
A valuable species of nutritoius plant is at risk from GM technology
by Vandana Shiva, from Resurgence & Ecologist
A Deeper Boom
Where the most privileged generation got things right (and wrong)
by Gary Ferguson, from Orion
The Golden Hour
The collective strength of strangers after a horrifying accident
by Jason Arias, from Oregon Humanities
Make America Again
A vision of America worth resisting for
by Greg Fuchs, from Brooklyn Rail
Capturing the Elusive Echo of Why
On the undiscovered origins of everything in Waxahachie, Texas
by Michael Sheehan, from Agni
The remarkable (or completely coincidental) connection between Steve Urkel and the Velvet Underground
by Jay Ruttenberg, from The Lowbrow Reader
by Christian Williams
by Eric Utne
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