William S. Burroughs: His Final Years and Lasting Legacy

by Christian Williams

Lawrence, Kansas commemorates the 100th birthday of a counterculture icon.

Song Premiere: D. Charles Speer and the Helix - Wallwalker

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the song "Wallwalker" by D. Charles Speer & the Helix off their new album "Doubled Exposure."

Listening and Seeing with James Benning

by Christian Williams

American independent filmmaker reconnects us with life in the moment.

Interviewing Susan Sontag for 'Rolling Stone'

By Jonathan Cott

Rolling Stone writer and author Jonathan Cott recounts his relationship with essayist and political activist Susan Sontag, and how their friendship lead to a memorable 1979 'Rolling Stone' interview.


See It Soon: City Lights - Criterion Collection

by Christian Williams

Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece of pantomime gets the much-deserved “Criterion treatment.”

Murder and Memoir: The Writing of Poe Ballantine

By Poe Ballantine

Author Poe Ballantine’s new offering combines heartfelt memoir and an intriguing murder mystery.

Song Premiere: Sean Sullivan - Ready

by Utne Reader staff

Jazz singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Sullivan showcases his ability to infuse Americana, folk and blues into his signature Latin jazz sound on new song "Ready," which Utne Reader is proud to premiere.

Tune In: Dead Tenant

by Christian Williams

Andrew Amirzadeh aims to be known as the Andrés Segovia of electric guitar