Music, Guns, and Peace

by Robert Neustadt, special to Utne Reader

Colombian musician/peace activist César López and his escopetarra.

Film Review: Obvious Child

By Katie Moore

New comedy Obvious Child takes on the hot-button issue of abortion with tenacity while still being accessible.

Book Review: Unspeakable Things – Sex, Lies and Revolution

By Katie  Moore

Laurie Penny's new book, Unspeakable Things, sheds light on some perceptive ideas about how pervasive gender is and how destructive it has become.

Film Review: Tiny – A Story About Living Small

By Katie Moore

The documentary Tiny: A Story About Living Small takes a close look at the shift from conspicuous consumption to minimalism.


Film Review: The Internet's Own Boy - The Story of Aaron Swartz

By Katie Moore

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is a moving documentary that recounts Swartz's life as an internet prodigy and activist.

Book Review: The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning

By Katie Moore

The graphic novel might not be the first format that comes to mind in recounting a historical trial, but it works remarkably well in The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning.

Björk Comes to the Classroom

By Katie Moore

An app-album becomes an educational tool to explore creativity, music, and science.

Book Review: Gnarr - How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World

By Katie Moore

The story of Reykjavik's unconventional anarchist punk mayor.