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.
How some veterans with war trauma are turning to farming and animals to recover and reintegrate themselves into civilian life.
With California’s freeway expansion failing to reduce travel times, economists look to other countries for rush-hour alternatives.
Douglas Stevenson, a former hippie, recalls moving into one of the largest intentional communities in the country and adjusting to farm life.
PeopleForBikes trips through Denmark and the Netherlands will offer practical lessons on improving bicycle systems to help cities thrive.
More communities are returning to common land practices for capacity building and as a way to create a connection with the earth and with each other.
Common sailors had their own ways of recording maritime history during the Age of Sail, in colorful and surprisingly practical yarns.
Student-created videos demonstrating cheating techniques imitate the use of information technology in education—and offer ways to analyze the culture of digital media in education.
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