Between Russell Simmons and The World and Oprah

Kevin Powell speaks with Russell Simmons about the allegations against him.

JAY-Z and the Remaking of His Manhood

By Kevin Powell

Or: The Crumpled and Forgotten Freedom Papers of Mr. Shawn Carter.

The Sun Doesn’t Play Partisan Politics

By Julie Flynn Badal

Community solar gardens and the sharing of renewable energy can be a much-needed bridge across the gulf of political ideology.

Hunting for Community

By Josh Berson, from The Meat Question

For the Indigenous Australian Martu people, meat is for more than a meal.


Andrew Luck, Football, and Manhood

By Kevin Powell

Andrew Luck’s retirement from professional football is a heroic rejection of toxic masculinity.

Community is the Answer

By Eric Utne

“Remember that life is precious and ephemeral, and love like there’s no tomorrow.”

Burning Man Is Pointless

By Caveat Magister

The unique world of Black Rock City flourishes on a philosophy other communities could learn from.

Animals and Inmates: Symbiosis and Redemption

By Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader

How a prison animal training program is successfully curbing criminal behavior.

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