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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 04.01.11

Utne Reader Red LogoDefying the illegitimate authority of his crypto-fascist homeowners’ association, a punk dad issues an uncompromising manifesto.

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A couple of Miami Beach buddies score some good weed—and some international arms contracts.

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A diet change, instead of Ritalin, might be just the prescription for many ADHD cases.

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Glimpse the elusive waterbirds of Manhattan.

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“[O]ne day, while screening some episodes of HBO’s The Wire, it hit me: [Charles] Dickens was back and his name is David Simon.” Bill Moyers interviews David Simon at Guernica.

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Tax-free online sales are taking their toll in Washington state, the home of Amazon.

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Visit the Los Angeles you’ll never know: a city devoid of cars.

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Who hasn’t celebrated a major victory by firing guns into the air, a la Yosemite Sam? Slate examines what happens to the bullets after you’ve emptied your clip (and whether or not they can kill you).

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Rupert Murdoch acquires New Internationalist. (Make sure to check the date that this one was posted.)