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    Zoe Helene on Cosmic Sister, Psychedelics, and Feminism

    Photo by Tracey Eller Empowering the voices of women in the psychedelic renaissance As one of few women to pioneer the digital revolution, Zoe Helene experienced the frustrations of navigating a male-centric world. As one of few leading female voices in today’s psychedelic renaissance, ...

    Everything in Moderation, Especially Facebook

     Ensuring that a technology designed to bring us closer together doesn't make us strangers to each other.Several months ago, I shared my dismay at no longer being able to sit and do nothing due to a smartphone dependency. It’s been four months since that realization, and I’m happy to ...

    Have You Given Up?

    “Have you given up?” That’s the question we asked Utne Reader readers almost 30 years ago. The question assumed that Utne Reader readers had lived through and perhaps participated in one or more of the '60s and '70s movements for change: civil rights, anti-war, women’s rights, ...

    Black is Beautiful: Why Black Dolls Matter

    Most of us think of dolls as children's playthings, but they have a story to tell about race, culture, heritage, and history.This is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared at Collectors Weekly.As a little girl, Samantha Knowles didn’t stop to consider why most of her dolls—her ...

    Long Live the Palomino Blackwing 602

    Nostalgia for a legendary pencil no longer in production paves the way for its return.For fans of the vintage Blackwing 602 pencil produced by Eberhard Faber from 1934 to 1998, a great pencil is hard to find. Made legendary by John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, and Looney Tunes animator Chuck ...

    Year – New. Happy?

    Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is an Emmy Award-winning composer, NY Times best-selling author and noted philanthropist. Currently, he is releasing socially-conscious music and touring his "Concert & Conversation" series in support of his bookLife Is What You ...

    The Skin We're In

    Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is an Emmy Award-winning composer, NY Times best-selling author and noted philanthropist. Currently, he is releasing socially-conscious music and touring his "Concert & Conversation" series in support of his bookLife Is What You ...

    We Can Do Better Than This

    Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is an Emmy Award-winning composer, NY Times best-selling author and noted philanthropist. Currently, he is releasing socially-conscious music and touring his "Concert & Conversation" series in support of his bookLife Is What You ...

    Diplomacy Through Music in Afghanistan

    Herat, Afghanistan - June 5, 2012My name is Peyton Tochterman. I’m a musician from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I make my living writing, teaching and performing American folk music—the music that tells stories in notes, chords and verse about who we are and what we Americans are ...

    Is Honesty Dead?

    Honesty has ceased to be seen as a virtue, and with its decline “our society risks a future of moral numbness,” writes William Damon in Defining Ideas, a journal published by the Hoover Institution at Harvard University. Damon is well aware that the little deception is sometimes morally ...

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