The Mythology of Western Hostages

By Loretta Napoleoni

When a hostage from the United States requires negotiation with terrorists the path can become treacherous and unpredictable.

Family Values

By Gabriela Herstik, from Sabat Magazine (England)

The women of the Addams Family as the Divine Feminine

Technician of the Sacred

By Tim Keane, special to Utne Reader

Three recent books demonstrate that John Cage is overdue for a populist revival

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Summer 2017 Utne Reader Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Summer 2017

Is There a Business Model for Serious Journalism in the Age of Trump?

By Kyle Pope, from The Nation

The press has arguably never been more vulnerable. But there are some surprising — and practical — glimmers of hope for critical media.

Spring 2017 Utne Reader Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Spring 2017

Picture Day

By Seila Rizvic, from Maisonneuve

The West is inundated with images of refugees. But as Seila Rizvic explores, every wartime snapshot is also a family photo.

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