An Unnatural History of Evil Clowns

By Benjamin Radford

While most clowns are generally delightful, it’s no hardship to locate a red-nosed, deviant threatening to do you harm! Join us in a look back at the unnatural history of evil clowns.

A Culture Returned

By Mark Glickman

By studying and identifying the millions of Jewish books once thought destroyed by the Nazis, one group of Jewish scholars made it their duty to return the texts to the people who had already lost so much.

Book Review: Mr. Green Jeans

By Jean Teller

Novel focuses on fight to save the Earth.

Remembering the Wounded Knee Massacre

By Shelley Fisher Fishkin

A glimpse into the horrific Wounded Knee Massacre and how the event has resonated with Native American writers ever since.


Coping with Climate Change

By Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

New documentary embraces hope, defiance, and humor in face of global crisis.

An Interview with Dubravka Ugrešić

Conducted by World Literature Today

The 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature winner talks about the rise of fascism, the refugee crises in Europe, and the increasing recognition given to women writers.

Video Premiere: Atoms and Void – “Waves of Blood”

Special to Utne Reader

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the music video for “Waves of Blood” from the adventure-prone Atoms and Void.

Edge Desert

By Sophie Yanow

I spent many years in relationships trying to heal and be healed.

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