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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 06.16.11

6/16/2011 10:27:01 AM

Tags: The Crockpot, Target Corporation, unions, Last Bookstore, basketball, media, Staff

Utne Reader Red LogoLeaked: Target Corporation’s anti-union employee training video, “Think Before You Sign.”

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Media Matters has compiled a long history of Fox News’ race-baiting and racially charged commentary.

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Eight delightful essays about positively awful travel experiences.

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A collaborative, online sketch with 1 million illustrators (you could be one of them).

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Your inner narcissist may wonder, “Does anything matter?” Well, some things do, and ethicist Peter Singer explains why.

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The jury has made its decision, reports ArtInfo, pole-dancing is not art.

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Fathers-to-be, kick back and pour a shot. Heck, it’s your “dadelor party.”

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Bucking the trends to downsize (or close altogether), the independent L.A. used bookseller the Last Bookstore just upgraded to a 10,000-square-foot downtown retail space. Recognize the bookshelves? They scavenged them from a defunct Borders megastore.

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Just when you thought companies had exhausted all advertising platforms, Gilette carves an ad on a strand of hair.

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Wired goes deeper into the comparison of basketball to jazz, explaining the mental labor that goes into inventing “beauty in real time.”



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