My House: Out of Fashion and Running Out of Time

By Jane Gottlieb

Amidst rumors of possible demolition, one woman wonders what will become of her childhood home and the memories created there.

The Stigma of Fast Food Work

By Joey Franklin

When a young father starts working nights in the fast-food industry while his wife finishes school, he recieves stigmatic reactions and wonders why someone should be shamed for trying to make an honest living.

America's "Worst Walking City" Gets Back on its Feet

By Jay Walljasper

Oklahoma City improves life for people who walk — and reaps the benefits.

Salons and Beyond

By Stephanie Mills, from Utne Reader (March/April 1991)

It’s high time we start having civil, intelligent, face-to-face conversations again.


Utne Reader's Guide to Salons

Everything you need to know about salons.

Entering and Breaking: Searching for Lost and Found Children

By Patrick Madden, from Sublime Physick

How missing children can be simultaneously everywhere and nowhere.

The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy

A lyric poem about being black in the United States of America.

My Intentional Community and the Law

By Peter Moore, from Communities

Coexisting with authority in order to live your own life on your own terms.