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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 02.16.11

2/16/2011 12:19:29 PM

Tags: The Crockpot, Great Gatsby, iPad, Ms. Magazine, media, politics

Utne Reader Red LogoA year ago, big magazine publishers heralded the arrival of the iPad as a boon to their mostly uninspired, unimaginative industry. As usual, they were thinking inside the box. Here are six reasons why iPad mags are failing fast—but could still succeed.


Conservative love to claim Christ as their very own C.E.O. The New Statesman reminds readers that the Savior was more likely a socialist (GoBama!), and dissects his five most revolutionary lessons.  


Ms. Magazine puts Nancy Pelosi on the cover of its Winter issue, then explains why mainstream magazines like Time and Newsweek don’t have the guts to do the same.  


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the silent sort in court—but loquacious when being paid to speak at elite conservative retreats. 


Need a vacation from the never-ending winter? Who says you can’t drink white wine before Memorial Day?


Now you can nurture your inner lit nerd and Nintendo geek at the same time with this addictive vintage Great Gatsby video game. You’re Nick Carraway searching for Gatsby and his hidden bags of gold. (Watch out for Wilfred the butler.)


Wonderful and terrifying: Irina Werning's Back to the Future project.


If someone told you there was a cemetery where prisoners have buried more than 850,000 paupers and the unclaimed, where would you think it was?


The literature of failure: five novels.


Franz Masereel's landmark 1925 graphic novel, The City, online.


Filmmakers, pay attention: This is what 11 pairs of eyeballs watching a movie looks like.  

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