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.

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.

The Epic Story of Yellowstone

By George Black

Discover the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited and inaccessible, as it was seen by the explorers carrying out the Washburn Expedition.

Book Review: Educational Courage

by Sam Ross-Brown

The real fight for education is not about test scores or merit pay. It's about democracy.

One Man’s Quest to Tackle Student Loan Debt

By Ken Ilgunas

Living out of a van, one college graduate pays off his steep student loan debt in three years. He shares the tale of his quest toward financial freedom.

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