The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 10.4.11

| 10/4/2011 11:19:22 AM

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Before Indian summer is done, listen to the sound of crickets and katydids one last time. (And read a review of the book Cricket Radio here.)


Hypersensitivity is good, according to Psychology Today.


A dictatorial government recognizes—and attempts to restrict—the power of art. Check out the shift from avant-garde to realistic art in children’s books under Soviet rule.