Creative Philanthropy

by Christian Williams

Finding creative ways to make a difference in our communities.

Video Premiere: Piers Faccini - Missing Words

by Utne Reader staff

France-based singer-songwriter Piers Faccini brings 200 paper silhouettes to life in the video for his song "Missing Words."

Richard Pryor: Nothing but the Truth

By David Henry and Joe Henry

Richard Pryor told "the jokes black people tell on themselves," and became a speaker of something approaching the Truth.

Visual Thinking Strategies: Learning How to Teach With Art

By Philip Yenawine

By learning how to teach with art, the Visual Thinking Strategies curriculum, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, began.


The Diary of Edward the Hamster: 1990 - 1990

Edward the Hamster ponders the ethics of the maze, the purpose of the wheel, and the psychology of his brutal overlords in this chilling account from inside the cage.

Read It: Art That Changed the World

by Christian Williams

Informative new book on history of art movements makes a loaded subject an easy and enjoyable read.

See It Soon: American Experience - War of the Worlds

by Christian Williams

The latest from PBS documentary series American Experience explores the genius of Orson Welles, and the visceral public reaction to his radio production of War of the Worlds on the 75th anniversary of its broadcast.

Acquiring Empathy through Essays

by William Bradley

Essays give us a record of someone else’s consciousness, and successful essayists inspire a sense of empathy in their readers.