Film Review: A Poem Is a Naked Person

By Abby Olcese

A Poem is a Naked Person is a free-flowing film that cuts between concert recordings, interviews with Leon Russell, his bandmates and friends, and slices of life from Russell’s neighbors in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma.

A Gain: Lessons Learned in Language

By Charlie Greer, from The Threepenny Review

The schoolmarm gets schooled.

Why Live? A Question for 21st-Century Theater

By Jordan Tannahill, from World Literature Today

In a moment when our lives are becoming increasingly virtual, why bother telling stories the old-fashioned way, with a bunch of bodies gathered in a room?

8 Colorful Irish Slang Terms

By Louis Phillips

If you have duck's meat in your eyes, don't worry.


The Story of Sutikalh

By Gord Hill

Sutikalh is a village in the Cayoosh Mountains of southern British Columbia.

Start a Record Label If...

By Josh Rosenthal

Want to start your own record label? Here’s 11 things to consider before doing so.

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.

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