Arts


Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock and Roll

By Mike Krings

Cultural historian Peter Guralnick provides a masterful take on an American music icon.


Want Smarter Students? Stop Teaching Math

By Michael S. Laufer, special to Utne Reader

A mathematician argues that we need to represent math as it once was: an art.


The Startup World: Why You Should Join Our Startup

By Ryan Abbott, from The Syrup Trap

A satirical and sardonic look at the startup world.


Utne Reader Book Sampler

Every season, Utne Reader reviews and previews a selection of current and upcoming book releases. This sampler was curated by editor Christian Williams.


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Song Premiere: Jacob Metcalf — "One Three Nine"

By Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the song "One Three Nine" by North Texas-based folk artist Jacob Metcalf, from his debut album Fjord.


Video Premiere: Banda de Los Muertos – “El Paso”

Special to Utne Reader

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the music video for “El Paso” from Brooklyn-based Mexican brass band Banda de Los Muertos.


Song Premiere: Brian Carpenter and The Confessions - "The Far End of the World"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere "The Far End of the World" by Brian Carpenter and The Confessions from their new album.


Song Premiere: Ironing Board Sam - "Honey Baby"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the song "Honey Baby" by blues legend Ironing Board Sam, from his new album 'Super Spirit.'