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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 04.07.11

Utne Reader Red LogoSure, we love our laptops and iPads, but they’ll never have the romance of a typewriter. Check out this gallery of authors and their beloved machines.

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A cultural history of the river baptism.

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It was announced yesterday that later this year, Glenn Beck will end his show on Fox. Sojourners—one of Beck’s progressive targets over the years because of their radical idea that Christians could be and should be committed to social justice—has rounded up a number of their responses to the blubbering, bullying Beck.

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Save NPR! But please put PBS out of its misery.

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Looking to explore uncharted waters? Travel 36,201 feet under the sea in billionaire Richard Branson’s deep-sea submarine.

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The autism-vaccine debate is not over yet.

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Fast Company points to a fascinating series of infographics detailing how America describes itself in dating profiles. (Teaser: Looking for naughty fun? You might consider moving to West Viginia or New Mexico.)

denvercougars
4/9/2011 1:31:02 PM

It's horrible what's happening in Wisconsin right now. It makes me so angry! I was watching FSTV and found a great interview with Amitabh Pal where he's talking about this corruption. It's really interesting; you guys should watch it. Here's the url: http://www.livestream.com/freespeechtv/video?clipId=flv_e3daa63c-8d40-4e7a-82c3-c245b84b5749