Utne Blogs > Media

The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 02.14.12

fairytale.jpg 

According to a new poll, parents claim that traditional fairytales are too scary for modern children.

***

The importance of roughhousing with your kids, as explained by The Art of Manliness.

***

The Invasivore Movement: Four invasive species make their way to the dinner table.

***

How to fix a broken border—specifically, that really long one along the southern edge of United States.

***

Indoor, urban composting using the Parasite Farm.

***

Have a very literary Valentine’s Day!

***

Why are organic food prices so high? Glad you asked. A farmer fires back.

***

Should a woman feel sad about her abortion? Revolution takes a no apologies approach.

***

Tucson, Arizona, schools have banned books by Native American and Chicano authors and told teachers to stay away from discussions where “race, ethnicity and oppression are central themes.”

***

A TED Talk on the social history of nightclubs, why girls want to sleep with the lead singer in a band, and how the stock market can influence what is hot in popular music.

***

A brief history of the pawn shop.

***

As more people work where they live and live where they work, it’s time to rethink home design.

***

If you combine a controversial street artist with an Academy Award-winning actor, what do you get? Hanksy.

***

Salon’s re-emphasis on original journalism over aggregation pays off.

 

Image by aqsahu, licensed under Creative Commons.