Song Premiere: Chadwick Stokes - Mother Maple

Special to Utne Reader

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the song "Mother Maple" by singer-songwriter Chadwick Stokes.

Tips on Writing a Memoir

By Brenda Peterson & Sarah Jane Freymann

Check out these tips on writing a memoir to help you prepare to tell your life story, whether as a legacy or as a published book.

2014 Utne Poetry Contest

The finalists of the 2014 Utne Poetry Contest.

An Arrangement Of Skin

By Anna Journey, from Agni

How the act of looking can help beat back the seductive lethargy of death.


The View From Burroughs' House

By Tom King, special to Utne Reader

A caretaker’s view of the William S. Burroughs centenary in Lawrence, Kansas.

Musical Immigrants

By Soli Salgado

Study shows that playing instruments in school ensembles increases sense of community and acceptance among migrant children.

Digital Music Gets Genetic

By Soli Salgado

OK Go attempts to sell its fourth studio album on DNA.

What Makes Beautiful Buildings

By Alison Lurie

Every building's architecture affects human beings differently, but what is at the heart of that affection for beautiful buildings and the disdain for ugly ones is a universal language.