How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety and Other Pressing Issues

By Katie Haegele

How to tackle the tough topics — gun safety, evolution and more — with your pet.

Coercive Relationships and Forced Labor in America

By Denise Brennan

Individuals working in forced labor are oftentimes in coercive relationships with their captors which can lead to fear of escape.

The Future is Not Ours (and Neither is the Past)

By Tom Engelhardt

Requiem for the American Century: Turning 70, paragraph by paragraph

Talking About Talking About Israel

By Katie Moore

Dialogue is divisive, but it's our best hope too.


Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

By Michael T. Klare

Global conflicts and energy wars are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas—and the funds they generate.

Fighting Fire With Fire

By Katie Moore

A paradoxical approach to getting money out of politics.

How To Forgive Your Torturer

By Ariel Dorfman

One man's journey of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Don’t Walk Away from War — It’s Not the American Way

By Tom Englehardt

The author of this blog writes that while a commitment to a military-first attitude may be the American way, it has not made the world a safer or freer place.

Pay Now Save $5!

Utne Summer 2016Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $40.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $45 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!

Facebook Instagram Twitter