Safe is the New Dangerous

By Kenneth Goldsmith, special to Utne Reader

Art is about arriving with nothing and connecting to everything that it means to be alive. Art is something that happens inside us.

The Story Catcher

By Michael N. McGregor

In his essays, novels, and life, Brian Doyle traveled to the very edges of reality, spirit, nature, and mystery.

To Flounder or Flourish

By Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna

We can learn a lot from our past, and we can be the creators of our futures.

Utilizing Thesis Statements Before and After Graduation

By Umberto Eco

Continue to develop the usefulness of thesis statements in and out of the classroom setting.


Secret Stages

By Bradly Girard, special to Utne Reader

Downtown Birmingham, Alabama has a secret you need to hear.

A List of My Utopias

By Debbie Urbanski, from The Sun

A collection of utopias and a reflection of life.

Utne Film Sampler

Each quarter, Utne Reader previews current and upcoming independent film and documentary releases.

A World Ever at Its End

By Douglas Penick, from Tricycle

Living amid the destruction of everything we knew

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