Shelf Life: The Nuclear West, Headcheese, and Humanity

| 2/24/2009 6:01:33 PM

Tags: Media, Utne Reader Library, Shelf Life, High Country News, The Art of Eating, Witness, Red Pepper, Danielle Maestretti,

Utne Reader librarian Danielle Maestretti shares the highlights (and occasional lowlights) of what's landing in our library each week.

Utne's library is abuzz with a steady flow of 1,300 magazines, journals,weeklies, zines, and other dispatches from the cultural front that are rarely found in big-box bookstores or newsstands. 

Shelf Life: Stories from the Utne Reader Library (Episode #4) from Utne Reader on Vimeo.

Featured in this week’s episode: 

- High Country News on remembering the nuclear west

- The state of American charcuterie, from The Art of Eating (not available online)

Nigerian author Chris Abani on humanity and writing, in a special issue of Witness on “Dismissing Africa” (PDF)

2/26/2009 7:54:55 PM

Perhaps some recipes from "The Art of Eating" could be offered at the meetings of the activists. Where were the animals?

Elizabeth Ryan_2
2/25/2009 12:29:29 PM

A heads-up about head cheese! Classic.