Arts


Music Review: Neko Case - The Worse Things Get ...

by Michael Dregni

The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You is the new album by Neko Case, and it's a tough, proud, powerful album that’s simply stunning from start to stop.


See It Soon: Beauty is Embarrassing

by Christian Williams

Artist Wayne White, the puppet master behind Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, demonstrates how to live life through art in the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing. 


Finding Home in Southeast Alaska

By C.B. Bernard

A move to southeast Alaska uncovers more than just a mythical land—rather an exciting family history.


Reggie Watts and the Comedy of Disruption

by Christian Williams

Comedian Reggie Watts uses disorienting performances to make his mark on the avant-garde branch of comedy known as anti-comedy.


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Song Premiere: David Bromberg - Keep on Drinkin'

by Utne Reader Staff

Utne Reader premieres David Bromberg's new tune "Keep on Drinkin'" from his new album Only Slightly Mad, which is out September 24 on Appleseed Recordings.


Embracing the Weird

by Christian Williams

The most interesting art takes some digging to find and patience to appreciate. Here's how I learned to celebrate the endless limits of human expression through all of its creative forms.


The Double Standard of Smoking Marijuana

By Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert

Discover the truth about smoking marijuana and why we need to reform our marijuana policies to make our nation a safer place.


The Great Escape

By Slash Coleman

Slash Coleman chronicles the offbeat misadventures of his childhood including accompanying his father during drunken standoffs with grocery store clerks and enduring his father's endless false promises of a great escape to the Yukon.