The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 04.10.12

by Sam Ross-Brown

This link collection includes Google's proposed paywall, toothpick San Francisco, and the charms of our most beloved sociopaths...

Facebook, Privacy, and Social Norms

by Sam Ross-Brown

Laws on digital privacy largely predate the Internet. We need to rethink them...

The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 04.03.12

by Sam Ross-Brown

This link collection includes stories on American education, guerrilla gardening, and what the Titanic has to do with modern radio...

My Advice to the New Editor of “Utne Reader”

By Eric Utne

Eric Utne shares his advice to the new editorial staff of “Utne Reader,” from straying neither left nor right in coverage to capturing emerging culture.


Deep Green Cuts: Reading Tree Rings

By Stephen Messenger, from “Treehugger”

Tree rings reveal a tree’s lifespan and growth cycles, but a new record player can translate the tree slices into piano music.

Music Review: Colombe

By Michael Dregni

The David Reinhardt Trio explores new territory in contemporary jazz guitar on an album as soulful as it is rapturous.

Music Review: La Bala

By Will Wlizlo

Ana Tijoux explores her personal politics through vibrant funk grooves and sizzling R&B beats on a new album, “La Bala.”

Music Review: Stars and Satellites

By Keith Goetzman

Trampled by Turtles’ new album, “Stars and Satellites,” expands the band’s emotional range and potentially their fan base, beyond their signature punk-tempo bluegrass.