Arts


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.'


Video Premiere: Daby Touré - "Oma"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the video for "Oma" by international singer-songwriter Daby Touré.


The Politics of Crime

By J.L. Powers, from World Literature Today

Crime novels represent South Africa’s new socially conscious genre.


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Song Premiere: Kevin Gordon - "Letter to Shreveport"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere "Letter to Shreveport" by bluesman singer-songwriter Kevin Gordon from his new album 'Long Gone Time.'


Cross-Cultural Understanding Through Game Analysis

By Brian Upton

Games travel across cultures easily, unlike most other cultural phenomena; game analysis suggests that this is because we play according to similar rules.


Video Premiere: Annie Moses Band - "Psalm of Life"

Special to Utne Reader

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the new video for "Psalm of Life" from genre-blending string band The Annie Moses Band.


Video Premiere: Hayward Williams - "Under Control"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere the video for "Under Control" by singer-songwriter Hayward Williams, which is from his new album 'The Reef.'