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Witch Camps of Ghana

By Francis Npong with additional reporting by Emily Rems, from Bust

When Ghanaian women draw the ire of men, they risk ending up in a witch camp.


Street Harassment in Jordan

By Elizabeth Whitman, from The Nation

As Jordanian women leave the home and enter public life, sexual harassment has reached unprecedented levels of social acceptability.


Crook and Ladder: Colbert On Firefighting Felons

By Soli Salgado

California’s booming prison population has provided the state with cheap labor—a convenience that may dissipate with a new court order.


The City of Detroit: Divided, Separate and Unequal

By Laura Gottesdiener

A journey across the city of Detroit, which used to be the symbol of American industrialization but is now an increasingly divergent metropolis.


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The Aguaruna Struggle to Retain Tradition

By Michael F. Brown

An anthropologist’s portrait of the Aguaruna, who are fighting to keep their place in the Amazonian rainforests in the 21st century.


Foreign Universities Are Viable Alternatives to High U.S. Tuitions

By Soli Salgado

International students in Europe and South America can enroll for free in a variety of English-speaking programs. Time to consider sending those college applications abroad.


Trickle-Down Gentrification Won't Solve Housing Crisis

By Soli Salgado

Cities should seek alternatives to relocating poverty in the name of development.


The Origins of Halloween

From the origins of Halloween to our obsession with vampire stories, Utne Reader brings you a collection of histories and tales for the spookiest of holidays.