Jim Henson's Lasting Legacy

by Christian Williams

Jim Henson's funny, but violent, commercials for Wilkins Coffee in the late 1950s offer a glimpse at an influential entertainer developing what would become a hugely successful template for entertaining both children and their parents.

See It Soon: The Artist is Present

by Christian Williams

Challenge your opinion of performance art with The Artist is Present – a fascinating film that documents the 2010 Museum of Modern Art performance art piece of the same name by Marina Abramović. 

How to Save an Endangered Language

by Michele Lent Hirsch

Nearly half of all known languages may soon be lost.

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.

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.