The Airshaft

By Lisa Selin Davis, from Alaska Quarterly Review

Tales from the public private space that nobody owns.

The Designated Driver

By Jerald Walker, from Harvard Review

Differentiating between acts of courage and acts of love.

The Sisters of Perpetual Resistance

By Kim Bellware, from U.S. Catholic

Want to fight for families on the border? Take a cue from these nuns.

Beating Luxury Developers at Their Own Game

By Oscar Perry Abello, from Shelterforce

It might seem impossible for a non-profit affordable housing developer to compete with a luxury housing developer to purchase residential buildings, but the tide is starting to change.


Grandfather Says

By BC Culbertson, from Grandfather Says

Native Americans parables and other lessons from reservation life.

Riding the Tornado

By Daniel Blue Tyx, from Oxford American

Documenting migrant worker’s cross-country journey.

Dreams Deferred

By Benjamin Reiss, from Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Even in sleep, African Americans are treated unequally.


by Refael Paul Arenson, from North American Review

This is a public library. We live in a democracy, with civil rights. Everyone has a right to be here. We cannot discriminate on the basis of wealth or poverty, of cleanliness or filth.

Pay Now Save $5!

Utne Summer 2016Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $40.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $45 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!

Facebook Instagram Twitter