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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.


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.


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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.


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.'