Utne Reader

Artists tend to flock to big cities where their art can be bought and appreciated, but economic hard times are sending artists fleeing towards cheaper rents on homes and studio space.
Feb 1, 2011   Utne Reader
Earlier this year, The Nation uncovered that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds people in 186 under-the-radar "subfield offices," which the less generous might call "secret immigration detention centers."
Oct 3, 2010   Utne Reader
This piece from <em>Utne Reader</em> looks at the role of architecture in the public works projects of Medellin, Colombia, a city that has struggled with severe crime.
Jan 30, 2010   Utne Reader
Global corporations like Frito Lay and Barnes and Noble are attempting to co-opt the word 'local' into their branding.
Oct 21, 2009   Utne Reader
This piece from <em>Utne Reader</em> looks at Ecuador's recent extension of inalienable rights to nature and why other countries should follow this lead.
May 13, 2009   Utne Reader
Peter Katz and Jay Walljasper pick ten notable suburbs that are breaking the mold and creating new, vibrant communities.
Jan 26, 2009   Utne Reader
Amid the citywide blight of Detroit is the City Airport neighborhood -- rife with crime and virtually deserted by residents. But now former residents have begun to write and blog about the neighborhood, its better times and its possible futures.
Dec 22, 2008   Utne Reader
<p>New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles are usually regarded as hotbeds for homosexuals. But five unlikely cities -- in places such as Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska -- show that more gay-friendly cities are coming out of the woodwork.</p>
Apr 17, 2008   Utne Reader
<p>This article from <em>Utne Reader</em> looks at a green housing complex that aimed at an atypical market: low-income residents.</p>
Dec 10, 2007   Utne Reader
<p>Public libraries are increasingly being called upon to provide disaster services and support for those chronically in need, such as the homeless and seniors, yet their budgets continue to be cut.</p>
Jan 6, 2007   Utne Reader
<p>A growing number of exclusive gated communities in remote areas, dubbed "The New Ruralism", is raising eyebrows among planners, environmentalists, and local residents.</p>
Dec 11, 2006   Utne Reader