Utne Blogs > Media

The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 06.16.11

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

***

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

***

Eight delightful essays about positively awful travel experiences.

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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.

***

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

***

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