Arts


Who Cares? American Hardcore Punk Hits Middle Age

By Justin Kern, special to Utne Reader

A snapshot of a sublimely stagnant subculture by a roadie on a West Coast tour.


The Floors of the Met

By Karen Estrella, from Class Lives

A memorable lesson in art appreciation.


In Defense of Causing Offense

By Stephen Henighan, from Geist

The writer who is loved by all neglects literature’s prime responsibility: to offend.


Song Premiere: Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen - "Dreaming on the Road"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere "Dreaming on the Road" by psychedelic blues innovators Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen off their new album 'Love and Life.'


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Song Premiere: Bhi Bhiman - "Bread and Butter"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere "Bread and Butter" by folk rocker Bhi Bhiman from his new album 'Rhythm and Reason', available May 19.


Song Premiere: Beken - "Kote'w Te Ye"

by Utne Reader staff

Utne Reader is proud to premiere "Kote'w Te Ye" by Haitian songwriter Beken from his new album Troubadour, available May 4.


Celebrating the Missing Pieces

By Henri Lefebvre, translated by David L. Sweet

Henri Lefebvre draws attention to the missing pieces of destroyed, lost or incomplete works of art.


Song Premiere: Timbre - "Song of the Sun"

by Christian Williams

Utne Reader is pleased to premiere "Song of the Sun" by songwriter and composer Timbre from her new album, 'Sun & Moon.'