Arts


Book Review: The Divide - American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

By Katie Moore

In journalist Matt Taibbi's latest book, The Divide, readers are lead through a justice system which is full of injustices.


Film Review: Spent - Looking For Change

By Katie Moore

New doc takes a closer look at the people who fall outside the traditional banking system and use services like payday lenders and title loans.


Book Review: Dear Sister

By Ashley Houk

Lisa Factora-Borchers has complied a guide to healing in "Dear Sister."


Book Review: Men Explain Things to Me

By Katie Moore

In Rebecca Solnit’s latest book, seven essays lead us through what it means when half of the world’s population is silenced, ignored, and debased.


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The Lost Art of Doing Nothing

By Christian Williams

What are we missing out on when we use our smart phones to pass idle time?


Song Premiere: Mark O'Connor - "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere violinist Mark O'Connor's version of "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" from his new new record.


See It Soon: Alexander Calder

by Christian Williams

American Masters documentary captures the playfulness and whimsy of Alexander Calder, one of the 20th Century's most captivating artists.


Book Review: The Natural Order of Things

By Ashley Houk

"The Natural Order of Things," the debut novel by Kevin P. Keating, wanders into dark, decaying suburbia.