Arts


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.'


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.


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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.'


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.