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.

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.

Healing From War Trauma Through Nature

By Stephanie Westlund

How some veterans with war trauma are turning to farming and animals to recover and reintegrate themselves into civilian life.

More Roads, More Traffic Jams

By Soli Salgado

With California’s freeway expansion failing to reduce travel times, economists look to other countries for rush-hour alternatives.

Life in an Intentional Community

By Douglas Stevenson

Douglas Stevenson, a former hippie, recalls moving into one of the largest intentional communities in the country and adjusting to farm life.