Shelf Life: Why We Make Art, Toxic Prison Labor, Rethinking Aid to Africa, and More


| 3/4/2009 2:40:17 PM


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 independent press.

Featured in this week’s episode:

- "Why we make art," from Greater Good 

- The Progressive on toxic computer-recycling programs at federal prisons (not yet available online)

- Dambisa Moyo, outspoken critic of aid to Africa, in the conservative British magazine Standpoint 



- Pretty birds in Botswana, courtesy of Living Bird (not yet available online)