Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees — 2003

<p>UPDATE: Visit the nominees and winners of the <a href=”https://www.utne.com/media/utne-independent-press-awards-2009-hold.aspx”>2009 Utne Independent Press Awards</a>.</p>
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<em>As we have done every fall for the past 15 years,</em> Utne <em>editors recently sat down to discuss, argue, and ruminate over the periodicals that most moved us in the past year. It’s not a job for the faint of heart, considering we’re choosing the best from the more than 1,600 publications that line our library’s shelves. Far from a scientific undertaking, this annual exercise in journalistic judgment relies more on instinct, experience, and fond recollection than quantifiable evidence, but the nominees that emerged this year — as they do every year — speak eloquently for the quality of the independent media.</em>
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<strong>General Excellence: Magazines</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.prospect.org/”>The American Prospect</a>
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<a href=”http://www.laweekly.com/”>LA Weekly</a>
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<a href=”http://www.mojones.com/”>Mother Jones</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thenation.com/”>The Nation</a>
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<a href=”http://www.oriononline.org/”>Orion</a>
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<a href=”http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/”>Prospect</a>
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<a href=”http://www.punkplanet.com/”>Punk Planet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/”>The Washington Monthly</a>
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<strong>General Excellence: Newsletters</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.americas.org/”>Connection to the Americas</a>
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<a href=”http://www.copyeditor.com/”>Copy Editor</a>
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<a href=”http://www.counterpunch.org/”>Counterpunch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.greenmoney.com/”>GreenMoney Journal</a>
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<a href=”http://www.jimhightower.com/”>The Hightower Lowdown</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newurbannews.com/”>New Urban News</a>
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<a href=”http://www.anarchist-studies.org/”>Perspectives on Anarchist Theory</a>
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<a href=”http://www.prwatch.org/”>PR Watch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.religionwatch.com/”>Religion Watch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.walden.org/society/default.asp?MFRAME=/society/Publications/tsb/”>Thoreau Society Bulletin</a>
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<a href=”http://www.wedge.coop/newsletter/index.php”>Wedge Co-op Newsletter</a>
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<strong>General Excellence: Zines</strong>
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<a href=”http://cainzine.tripod.com/”>Cain</a>
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<a href=”http://www.home.earthlink.net/~depesto/index.htm”>The Constant Rider</a>
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Cryptozoa<br />
<a href=”http://www.ayunhalliday.com/inky/”>The East Village Inky</a>
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<a href=”http://www.foundmagazine.com/”>Found</a>
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<a href=”http://www.king-cat.net/”>King-Cat Comics</a>
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<a href=”http://www.geocities.com/fwthematch/”>The Match!</a>
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<a href=”http://www.moonlight-chronicles.com/”>Moonlight Chronicles</a>
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Secret Mystery Love Shoes<br />
<a href=”http://www.angelfire.com/folk/isgreat/scs.html”>September Coming Soon</a>
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<strong>Best New Title</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.arthurmag.com/”>Arthur</a>
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<a href=”http://www.believermag.com/”>The Believer</a>
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<a href=”http://www.fiercemag.com/”>Fierce</a>
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<a href=”http://www.green-horizon.org/”>Green Horizon Quarterly</a>
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<a href=”http://www.guavamag.com/”>Guava</a>
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<a href=”http://www.herbivoreclothing.com/”>Herbivore</a>
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<a href=”http://www.kitchensinkmag.com/index.php”>Kitchen Sink</a>
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<a href=”http://www.land-grantcollegereview.com/”>Land Grant College Review</a>
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<a href=”http://www.maisonneuve.org/”>Maisonneuve</a>
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<a href=”http://www.moderndog.ca/”>Modern Dog</a>
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<a href=”http://www.odemagazine.com/”>Ode</a>
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<a href=”http://www.topicmag.com/”>Topic</a>
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<a href=”http://www.waxpoetics.com/”>Wax Poetics</a>
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<strong>Best Essays</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.pbk.org/american.htm”>The American Scholar</a>
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<a href=”http://www.brickmag.com/”>Brick</a>
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<a href=”http://www.msupress.msu.edu/journals/fourthgenre/index.html”>Fourth Genre</a>
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<a href=”http://www.geist.com/”>Geist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.granta.com/”>Granta</a>
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<a href=”http://www.kampo.co.jp/kyoto-journal/”>Kyoto Journal</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thesunmagazine.org/”>The Sun</a>
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<a href=”http://www.threepennyreview.com/”>The Threepenny Review</a>
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<strong>Arts/Literary Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.artpapers.org/”>Art Papers</a>
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<a href=”http://www.tcj.com/”>The Comics Journal</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thecommonreview.org/”>The Common Review</a>
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<a href=”http://www.lenswork.com/”>LensWork</a>
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<a href=”http://www.moviemaker.com/”>MovieMaker</a>
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<a href=”http://www.musicworks.web.net/~sound/”>Musicworks</a>
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<a href=”http://www.nodepression.net/”>No Depression</a>
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<a href=”http://www.performingsongwriter.com/”>Performing Songwriter</a>
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<a href=”http://www.pw.org/”>Poets & Writers</a>
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<a href=”http://www.raintaxi.com/”>Rain Taxi</a>
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<a href=”http://www.ruminator.com/”>Ruminator Review</a>
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<a href=”http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/”>Sight & Sound</a>
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<a href=”http://www.speakeasymagazine.org/”>Speakeasy</a>
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<a href=”http://www.takeonemagazine.ca/”>Take One</a>
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<a href=”http://www.tenbyten.net/”>Ten By Ten</a>
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<strong>Cultural/Social Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.adbusters.org/”>Adbusters</a>
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<a href=”http://albertaviews.ab.ca/”>AlbertaViews</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thebaffler.com/”>The Baffler</a>
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<a href=”http://www.bitchmagazine.com/”>Bitch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.clamormagazine.org/”>Clamor</a>
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<a href=”http://www.gastronomica.org/”>Gastronomica</a>
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<a href=”http://www.kitchensinkmag.com/index.php”>Kitchen Sink</a>
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<a href=”http://www.theonion.com/”>The Onion</a>
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<a href=”http://www.punkplanet.com/”>Punk Planet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/”>Washington Monthly</a>
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<a href=”http://wwic.si.edu/WQ/”>Wilson Quarterly</a>
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<strong>Design</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.bust.com/”>Bust</a>
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<a href=”http://www.colorsmagazine.com/”>Colors</a>
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<a href=”http://www.kitchensinkmag.com/index.php”>Kitchen Sink</a>
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<a href=”http://www.mentalflossmag.com/factory.html”>Mental Floss</a>
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<a href=”http://www.pastemagazine.com/”>Paste</a>
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<a href=”http://www.readymademag.com/”>ReadyMade</a>
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<a href=”http://www.worldwatch.org/”>World Watch</a>
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<strong>International Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.colorsmagazine.com/”>Colors</a>
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<a href=”http://www.ecologist.org/”>The Ecologist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.goethe.de/in/d/pub/kc/e/kulturchronik.html”>Kulturkronik</a>
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<a href=”http://www.nacla.org/”>NACLA Report on the Americas</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newint.org/”>New Internationalist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newstatesman.co.uk/”>New Statesman</a>
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<a href=”http://www.wrmea.org/”>Washington Report on Middle East Affairs</a>
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<a href=”http://www.worldpress.org/”>World Press Review</a>
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<strong>Local/Regional Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.brooklynrail.org/”>The Brooklyn Rail</a>
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<a href=”http://www.canyoncountryzephyr.com/”>The Canyon Country Zephyr</a>
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<a href=”http://www.citylimits.org/”>City Limits (New York)</a>
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<a href=”http://www.csindy.com/csindy/current/”>Colorado Springs Independent</a>
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<a href=”http://www.hcn.org/”>High Country News</a>
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<a href=”http://www.metrotimes.com/”>Metro Times (Detroit)</a>
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<a href=”http://www.offbeat.com/”>OffBeat (New Orleans)</a>
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<a href=”http://www.teleport.com/~alliance/”>Portland Alliance</a>
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<a href=”http://www.southernstudies.org/southernexposure.asp”>Southern Exposure</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thestranger.com/”>The Stranger (Seattle)</a>
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<a href=”http://www.texasobserver.org/”>The Texas Observer</a>
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<a href=”http://www.transalt.org/”>Transportation Alternatives New York)</a>
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<strong>Personal Life Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.brainchildmag.com/”>Brain, Child</a>
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<a href=”http://www.consciouschoice.com/”>Conscious Choice</a>
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<a href=”http://www.guavamag.com/”>Guava</a>
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<a href=”http://www.mountaingazette.com/”>Mountain Gazette</a>
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<a href=”http://www.motherearthliving.com/”>Natural Home</a>
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<a href=”http://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/”>Psychotherapy Networker</a>
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<a href=”http://www.readymademag.com/”>ReadyMade</a>
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<strong>Political Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.prospect.org/”>The American Prospect</a>
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<a href=”http://www.ecologist.org/”>The Ecologist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.funnytimes.com/”>Funny Times</a>
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<a href=”http://www.governing.com/”>Governing</a>
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<a href=”http://www.jimhightower.com/”>The Hightower Lowdown</a>
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<a href=”http://www.inthesetimes.com/”>In These Times</a>
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<a href=”http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/”>Journal of Cognitive Liberties</a>
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<a href=”http://www.mojones.com/”>Mother Jones</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thenation.com/”>The Nation</a>
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<a href=”http://www.progressive.org/”>The Progressive</a>
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<a href=”http://www.populist.com/”>The Progressive Populist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.yesmagazine.org/”>Yes!</a>
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<strong>Science and Environmental Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.bullatomsci.org/”>Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists</a>
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<a href=”http://www.emagazine.com/”>E Magazine</a>
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<a href=”http://www.earthfirstjournal.org/”>EarthFirst Journal</a>
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<a href=”http://www.mojones.com/”>Mother Jones</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newscientist.com/”>New Scientist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.oriononline.org/”>Orion</a>
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<a href=”http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/”>Prospect</a>
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<a href=”http://www.science-spirit.org/”>Science & Spirit</a>
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<strong>Spiritual Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.ascentmagazine.com/”>Ascent</a>
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<a href=”http://www.chesterton.org/”>Gilbert!</a>
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<a href=”http://www.imagejournal.org/”>Image</a>
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<a href=”http://www.lilithmag.com/”>Lilith</a>
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<a href=”http://www.resurgence.org/”>Resurgence</a>
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<a href=”http://www.shambhalasun.com/”>Shambhala Sun</a>
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<a href=”http://www.bpf.org/”>Turning Wheel</a>
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<strong>Online Political Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.alternet.org/”>Alternet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.back-to-iraq.com/”>Back in Iraq</a>
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<a href=”http://www.commondreams.org/”>Common Dreams</a>
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<a href=”http://www.gristmagazine.com/”>Grist</a>
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<a href=”http://sf.indymedia.org/”>San Francisco Indy Media Center</a>
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<a href=”http://www.ips.org/”>Interpress Service</a>
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<a href=”http://www.occupationwatch.org/”>Occupation Watch</a>
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<a href=”http://news.pacificnews.org/news/”>Pacific news Service</a>
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<a href=”http://www.riverrevival.org/”>River Revival Bulletin</a>
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<a href=”http://www.smirkingchimp.com/”>Smirking Chimp</a>
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<a href=”http://www.prwatch.org/spin/”>Spin of the Day</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thismodernworld.com/”>Tom Tomorrow</a>
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<a href=”http://www.truthout.com/”>Truthout</a>
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<a href=”http://www.workingforchange.com/”>WorkingForChange</a>
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<strong>Online Cultural Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.filmthreat.com/”>Film Threat</a>
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<a href=”http://www.nthposition.com/”>Nth Position</a>
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<a href=”http://tv.oneworld.net/”>One World TV</a>
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<a href=”http://www.smartmobs.com/”>Smart Mobs</a>
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<a href=”http://www.3ammagazine.com/”>3am Magazine</a>
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<a href=”http://www.whitehouse.org/”>WhiteHouse.org</a>
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<strong>. . . And Late Lamented</strong>
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<p>Animals’ Agenda<br />
New Art Examiner<br />
Northern Lights<br />
Partisan Review<br />
Persimmon<br />
Realm<br />
Re:Generation Quarterly<br />
Salt Journal</p>
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<strong>Reader’s Choice Poll</strong>
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