Carnivals and Crucifixions

By Tim Keane

For 70 years, June Leaf has been creating mixed-media paintings, drawings and sculptures that are philosophically charged, spellbindingly detailed and preternaturally moving.

An Interview With Anne Trubek, Author of ‘The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting’

Interview by Katie Haegele

An interview with author Anne Trubek about her book 'The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting.’

Video Premiere: Auditorium – “Fire Fire Ocean Liner”

Special to Utne Reader

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the music video for “Fire Fire Ocean Liner” from Auditorium.

A Hidden Literary Treasure in Oklahoma

By Abby Olcese

The Neustadt Prize for Literature combines prestigious honors with educational opportunities.


Social Connections on the Gamers’ Plane

By Katherine Isbister

On-screen friendships made over video games often transcend personal barriers and can lead to closer relationships than the same friendships made with real-world counterparts.

Old Hollywood's Forgotten Filmmaker

By Donald Dewey

Take a closer look at James Stuart Blackton, a revolutionary filmmaker in old Hollywood who has received little credit.

Art Evolution: Saudi Arabia

By Loring M. Danforth

Find out how the art world in Saudi Arabia is different than the western world.

An Interview with Nathan Rabin

By Abby Olcese

Rabin spoke with Utne Reader about his experiences, the connections he discovered between these two seemingly disparate groups, and the importance of empathy in writing about pop culture.

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