Utne Reader Winter 2015

Table of Contents: Winter 2015

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Edible Education

Edible Education 

Dirty, Authentic ... Delicious!
Yelp, Mexican restaurants, and the appetites of Philadelphia's middle class
by Dylan Gottlieb, from Gastronomica



Gourmets
Oedipus complex is best served well-done
by Robert Anthony Siegel, from Tin House

Microeconomics and McDonald's
You can learn a surprising amount from the price of a Big Mac, fries, and a coke
by Robert Dorgan, from Fishwrap


The Future of Work

The Future of Work

We're Watching You Work
How workplace surveillance has become a menace to health and safety
by Jessica Bruder, from The Nation



Why You Should Join Our Startup
Beards, beer, and lots of bean bags
by Ryan Abbot, from The Syrup Trap

To Uber or Not to Uber
An Uber/Lyft driver learns there's nothing easy about easy money
by Kelly Dessaint, from Behind the Wheel 2


Bakken Boom

Bakken Boom

The Making of a Rich Man
How to cash in on a boomtown before it busts
by Melanie Hoffert, from Orion

Lost Frontier
The Badlands' most ardent defender wonders if it's time to leave
by Sierra Crane-Murdoch, from High Country News




Emerging Ideas

Emerging Ideas 

A Hard Look at How We See Race
Jennifer Eberhardt's research shows subconscious connections in people's minds between black faces and crime; law enforcement is taking note
by Sam Scott, from Standford Magazine

Home Sick
Family living near toxic gas compressor abandons house amid health concerns
by Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

Microbial Me
Scientists are discovering how microbes not only make us sick but also keep our bodies working
by Lydialyle Gibson, from University of Chicago Magazine


Gleanings 

Gleanings 

International Type of Guy
Experimenting with new ways of speaking to one another
by Joseph Skibell, from My Father's Guitar


Mindful Living

Mindful Living

Appreciating Indigenous Ways of Knowing
It's time we reestablish our connection to a body of wisdom that values millennia of holistic experience and subjective observation
by Leigh Ann Henion, from Phenomenal

How to Live
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's simple advice for fully appreciating life
by Thich Nhat Hanh, from his Mindfulness Essentials Series


Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Nine Variations on the Idea of Street Music
If no one is really listening, who is the performance for?
by W. Scott Olsen, from North Dakota Quarterly

Want Smarter Students? Stop Teaching Math
A mathematician argues that we need to represent math as it once was: an art
by Michael S. Laufer, Ph.D., special to Utne Reader


Editor’s Note
by Christian Williams 

Forward 
by Eric Utne

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