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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 10.24.11

10/26/2011 10:02:16 AM

Tags: The Crockpot, band t-shirts, Andy Warhol, Willa Cather, Mitt Romney, Iceland, Atul Gawande, media, Staff


There’s a story behind every old band T-shirt. What’s yours?


Can’t drink your coffee fast enough? Now there’s an inhaler to administer caffeine.


A forgotten pre-pop masterpiece: Andy Warhol illustrates “The Little Red Hen.” 


“Why,” asks Slate, “are our cars painted such boring colors?”


The perils of painting your toenails with your 3-year-old son.


Never stop rewriting! So says Maxine Hong Kingston, who gave a reading from her new memoir covered in post-its annotating changes for the paperback edition.


New Republican presidential campaign strategy: Trash talk even the good stuff that happened on your watch. Like this: “Romney attacks green jobs, ignoring the 64,000 created in his state.”


Lilith remembers the Jewish women who swam their way to independence and freedom during Hitler’s reign.


Has 2011 been the best-ever year for freedom of expression?


The Art of the Sentence: Douglas Bauer breaks down Willa Cather’s “He was an ugly fellow, Ivy Peters, and he liked being ugly” over at Tin House.


Two chefs, two cooking styles, and dinners that threatened to ruin a family.


The president's secret NYC train station.


Athletes and singers have coaches, but teachers and surgeons don’t. Should they? Atul Gawande investigates.


What passes for jaw-dropping beauty these days? We’d say you need not look further than Iceland’s midnight sun.


Image by bucklava, licensed under Creative Commons.  

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