Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees — 2004

By Staff

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<em>Over the course of each year, the</em> Utne <em>editorial staff spends countless hours reading not just glossy magazines, but inky tabloids, esoteric newsletters, trade journals, urban newsweeklies, literary zines, radical tracts, and passionate printed matter of all kinds. Of the thousands of publications perused, skimmed, and read cover-to-cover, here are the ones that excite us the most (and are most apt to go missing from the</em> Utne <em>library). To learn more about the nominees, see <a href=”https://www.utne.com/uipa.aspx”>www.utne.com/uipa</a>. And look for the list of winners in our January/February 2005 issue!<br />
— The Editors</em>
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<strong>General Excellence: Magazines</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.ascentmagazine.com/”>Ascent</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thebark.com/”>The Bark</a>
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<a href=”http://www.believermag.com/”>The Believer</a>
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<a href=”http://www.clamormagazine.org/”>Clamor</a>
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<a href=”http://www.cjr.org/”>Columbia Journalism Review</a>
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<a href=”http://governing.com/”>Governing</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.leftturn.org/Magazine.aspx”>Left Turn</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newint.org/”>New Internationalist</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.thismagazine.ca/”>This</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.nceaonline.org/resources.htm”>Action for Better Schools</a>
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<a href=”http://www.au.org/”>Church and State</a>
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<a href=”http://www.commercialalert.org/”>The Commercial Alert</a>
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<a href=”http://www.americas.org/”>Connection to the Americas</a>
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<a href=”http://www.counterpunch.org/”>CounterPunch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newdream.org/newsletter/index.php”>Enough!</a>
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<a href=”http://www.frugalgreen.com/”>The Frugal Environmentalist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.mlui.org/publications.asp#glb”>Great Lakes Bulletin</a>
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<a href=”http://www.jimhightower.com/”>The Hightower Lowdown</a>
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The Human Ecologist<br />
Lesbian Herstory Archives Newsletter<br />
<a href=”http://www.newurbannews.com/”>New Urban News</a>
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<a href=”http://www.ciin.org/pages/05-news.asp”>Our Toxic Times</a>
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<a href=”http://prorev.com/”>Progressive Review</a>
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<a href=”http://www.rachel.org/bulletin/”>Rachel’s Environment & Health News</a>
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<a href=”http://www.religionwatch.com/”>Religion Watch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.towardfreedom.com/”>Toward Freedom</a>
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<a href=”http://www.wedge.coop/newsletter/index.php”>The Wedge Co-op Newsletter</a>
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<strong>General Excellence: Zines</strong>
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<a href=”http://westbynorthwest.org/artman/publish/cat_index_22.shtml”>Bummers & Gummers</a>
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<a href=”http://www.constantrider.com/”>The Constant Rider</a>
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Cryptozoa<br />
<a href=”http://www.ayunhalliday.com/inky/”>East Village Inky</a>
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<a href=”http://www.craftycards.net/projects/”>Ker-bloom!</a>
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The Match<br />
<a href=”http://www.moonlight-chronicles.com/”>Moonlight Chronicles</a>
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<a href=”http://stopandsmellthebutter.com/”>Stop and Smell the Butter</a>
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Time is the Problem<br />
True Story</font>
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<strong>Best New Title</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.daylightmagazine.org/”>Daylight Magazine</a>
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<a href=”http://peacecenter.berkeley.edu/greatergood.html”>Greater Good</a>
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<a href=”http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/”>Hyphen</a>
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<a href=”http://www.lipmagazine.org/”>Lip</a>
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<a href=”http://www.nplusonemag.com/”>n+1</a>
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<a href=”http://www.neoindependent.com/”>The Neo-Independent</a>
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<a href=”http://www.pistilmag.com/”>Pistil</a>
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<a href=”http://www.shamelessmag.com/”>Shameless</a>
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<a href=”http://www.spacing.ca/”>Spacing</a>
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<a href=”http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/”>World Pulse</a>
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<a href=”http://www.youngpioneers.com/”>Young Pioneers</a>
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<a href=”http://www.walrusmagazine.com/”>The Walrus</a>
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<strong>Best Essays</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.pbk.org/american.htm”>American Scholar</a>
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Autodafe<br />
<a href=”http://www.believermag.com/”>The Believer</a>
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<a href=”http://www.brickmag.com/”>Brick</a>
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<a href=”http://www.geist.com/”>Geist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.uga.edu/garev/”>The Georgia Review</a>
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<a href=”http://www.gettysburg.edu/academics/gettysburg_review/”>Gettysburg Review</a>
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<a href=”http://www.granta.com/”>Granta</a>
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<a href=”http://hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/departments/harvardreview/HRhome.html”>Harvard Review</a>
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<a href=”http://www.nd.edu/~ndmag/”>Notre Dame Magazine</a>
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<a href=”http://www.orionsociety.org/pages/om/index_om.html”>Orion</a>
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<strong>Arts/Creativity Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.vsw.org/afterimage/”>Afterimage</a>
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<a href=”http://www.artichoke.ca/”>Artichoke</a>
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<a href=”http://www.bookforum.net/”>Bookforum</a>
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<a href=”http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/”>Cabinet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.musicworks.ca/”>Musicworks</a>
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<a href=”http://www.nodepression.net/”>No Depression</a>
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<a href=”http://www.raintaxi.com/”>Rain Taxi</a>
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<a href=”http://www.afterimagegallery.com/shots.htm”>Shots</a>
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<a href=”http://signaltonoisemagazine.org/”>Signal to Noise</a>
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<a href=”http://www.somamagazine.com/”>SOMA</a>
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<a href=”http://www.stopsmilingonline.com/”>Stop Smiling</a>
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<a href=”http://www.takeonemagazine.ca/”>Take One</a>
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<a href=”http://www.yale.edu/drama/publications/theater/”>Theater</a>
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<strong>Cultural/Social Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.bitchmagazine.com/”>Bitch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.blackbookmag.com/”>BlackBook</a>
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<a href=”http://www.clamormagazine.org/”>Clamor</a>
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<a href=”http://www.cjr.org/”>Columbia Journalism Review</a>
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<a href=”http://www.kitchensinkmag.com/index.php”>Kitchen Sink</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.maisonneuve.org/”>Maisonneuve</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thenation.com/”>The Nation</a>
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<a href=”http://www.punkplanet.com/”>Punk Planet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thismagazine.ca/”>This</a>
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<a href=”http://www.walrusmagazine.com/”>The Walrus</a>
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<a href=”http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/”>The Washington Monthly</a>
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<strong>Design</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.adbusters.org/”>Adbusters</a>
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<a href=”http://www.believermag.com/”>The Believer</a>
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<a href=”http://www.bust.com/”>Bust</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.legalaffairs.org/”>Legal Affairs</a>
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<a href=”http://www.magnetmagazine.com/”>Magnet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.odemagazine.com/”>Ode</a>
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<a href=”http://www.shamelessmag.com/”>Shameless</a>
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<a href=”http://www.topicmag.com/”>Topic</a>
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<a href=”http://www.vegnews.com/”>VegNews</a>
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<strong>Environmental Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/”>Alternatives Journal</a>
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<a href=”http://magazine.audubon.org/”>Audubon</a>
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<a href=”http://www.emagazine.com/”>E: The Environmental Magazine</a>
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<a href=”http://earthfirstjournal.org/efj/”>EarthFirst!</a>
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<a href=”http://www.earthisland.org/eijournal/journal.cfm”>Earth Island Journal</a>
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<a href=”http://www.theecologist.org/”>The Ecologist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.nrdc.org/onearth/”>OnEarth</a>
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<a href=”http://www.oriononline.org/”>Orion</a>
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<strong>International Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.agrnews.org/”>Asheville Global Report</a>
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<a href=”http://www.colorsmagazine.com/”>Colors</a>
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<a href=”http://www.theecologist.org/”>The Ecologist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.globaloutlook.ca/”>Global Outlook</a>
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<a href=”http://www.indiacurrents.com/”>India Currents</a>
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<a href=”http://www.leftturn.org/”>Left Turn</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.com/”>New Statesman</a>
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<a href=”http://www.wrmea.com/”>Washington Report on Middle East Affairs</a>
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<a href=”http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/”>World Pulse</a>
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<strong>Local/Regional Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.auschron.com/”>Austin Chronicle</a>
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<a href=”http://www.brooklynrail.org/”>The Brooklyn Rail</a>
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<a href=”http://www.canyoncountryzephyr.com/”>Canyon Country Zephyr</a>
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<a href=”http://www.chireader.com/”>Chicago Reader</a>
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<a href=”http://www.chicagoreporter.com/”>The Chicago Reporter</a>
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<a href=”http://www.citylimits.org/”>City Limits (New York)</a>
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<a href=”http://www.hcn.org/”>High Country News</a>
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<a href=”http://www.lacitybeat.com/”>Los Angeles City Beat</a>
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<a href=”http://www.mountaingazette.com/”>Mountain Gazette</a>
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<a href=”http://www.northernskynews.com/”>Northern Sky News</a>
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<a href=”http://www.philadelphiaindependent.net/”>The Philadelphia Independent</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.westword.com/”>Westword</a>
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<strong>Personal Life Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.artitudezine.com/”>ARTitude</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thebark.com/”>The Bark</a>
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<a href=”http://www.brainchildmag.com/”>Brain, Child</a>
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<a href=”http://www.bust.com/”>Bust</a>
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<a href=”http://www.motherearthnews.com/”>Mother Earth News</a>
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<a href=”http://www.motherearthliving.com/”>Natural Home</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newwitch.com/”>New Witch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.readymademag.com/”>ReadyMade</a>
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<a href=”http://www.organicgardening.com/”>Organic Gardening</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.governing.com/”>Governing</a>
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<a href=”http://www.motherjones.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.newint.org/”>New Internationalist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.punkplanet.com/”>Punk Planet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.tikkun.org/”>Tikkun</a>
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<strong>Science/Technology Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.archaeology.org/”>Archaeology</a>
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<a href=”http://www.pesticide.org/JPR.html”>Journal of Pesticide Reform</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newscientist.com/”>New Scientist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.seedmagazine.com/”>Seed</a>
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<a href=”http://www.sciencenews.org/”>Science News</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.thebuddhadharma.com/”>Buddhadharma</a>
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<a href=”http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/”>Commonweal</a>
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<a href=”http://www.dharmalife.com/”>Dharma Life</a>
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<a href=”http://www.thedoormagazine.com/”>The Door</a>
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<a href=”http://www.kosmosjournal.org/”>Kosmos</a>
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<a href=”http://www.minaretonline.com/”>Minaret</a>
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Mountain Record<br />
<a href=”http://www.theotherside.org/”>The Other Side</a>
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<a href=”http://www.sojourners.com/”>Sojourners</a>
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<a href=”http://www.whitecranejournal.com/”>White Crane</a>
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<strong>Online Political Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.counterpunch.org/”>Counterpunch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.cursor.org/”>Cursor.org</a>
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<a href=”http://www.factcheck.org/”>Factcheck.org</a>
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<a href=”http://www.gristmagazine.com/”>Grist</a>
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<a href=”http://www.nologo.org/”>NoLogo.org</a>
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<a href=”http://www.opensecrets.org/”>Open Secrets</a>
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<a href=”http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?name=Daily+Prospect%C2%A7ion=root”>The Daily Prospect</a> from The American Prospect<br />
<a href=”http://www.thenation.com/”>Rapid Response Weblogs</a> from The Nation<br />
<a href=”http://www.progressive.org/justin.htm”>This Just In</a> from The Progressive<br />
<a href=”http://www.tompaine.com/”>TomPaine.com</a>
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<a href=”http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/”>Political Animal</a> from Washington Monthly</font>
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<strong>Online Cultural Coverage</strong>
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<a href=”http://www.alternet.org/”>Alternet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.aldaily.com/”>Arts & Letters Daily</a>
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<a href=”http://www.beliefnet.com/”>BeliefNet</a>
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<a href=”http://www.boingboing.net/”>Boingboing</a>
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<a href=”http://www.corpwatch.org/”>CorpWatch</a>
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<a href=”http://www.mediamatters.org/”>Media Matters for America</a>
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<a href=”http://www.newpages.com/”>New Pages</a>
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<a href=”http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/”>Pitchfork Media</a>
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<a href=”http://www.journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/”>PressThink</a>
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<a href=”http://www.smartmobs.com/”>Smart Mobs</a>
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<a href=”http://www.whitehouse.org/”>Whitehouse</a>
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<a href=”http://www.womensenews.org/”>Women’s eNews</a>
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<a href=”http://www.worldchanging.com/”>WorldChanging</a>
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<strong>Late and Lamented Magazines…</strong>
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<font face=”arial,helvetica,geneva” size=”2″>Momentum<br />
Nest<br />
Post Amerikan<br />
Ragged Edge<br />
Whole Earth Review<br />
World Press Review</font>
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