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    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 11.01.11

    Is our response to climate change a moral or an economic issue? Kathleen Dean Moore urges us to do the right thing regardless of the bottom line.***Clogs, boils, and death: 10 plagues for the new millennium.***Distinguish yourself—as exactly what, we’re not sure—with a wooden ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 10.24.11

    There’s a story behind every old band T-shirt. What’s yours?***Can’t drink your coffee fast enough? Now there’s an inhaler to administer caffeine. ***A forgotten pre-pop masterpiece: Andy Warhol illustrates “The Little Red Hen.”***“Why,” asks Slate, “are our cars painted such ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 10.18.11

    Although not as famous as Dorothea Lange or Walker Evans, photographer Peter Sekaer may be the most relevant of the three today.***How old is your nation’s literature? Iceland’s sagas date back to the 12th century. ***Do you love your body? If the answer is no, it’s time that you ...

    New Magazines We Love

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the mission of Utne Reader: To promote the best of the alternative and independent press. Well, to that end, there are a couple of new magazines out there that have recently arrived in both our physical inbox and our digital one. They ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 10.11.11

    “The Swiss have mountains, so they climb. Canadians have lakes, so they canoe. The Australians have canyons, so they go canyoneering, a hybrid form of madness halfway between mountaineering and caving in which you go down instead of up, often through wet tunnels and narrow passageways.”***A ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 09.28.11

    Light rail bridge construction in Portland, Oregon, depends, literally, on the ears of salmon.***The Citizen Jane festival celebrates films made by women. (Check out the awesome-sounding lineup.)***The life and times of a private eye in Salt Lake City. (Yes, it involves a Burger King ...

    Warzone Journalism: The Video Game

    When you think of first-person shooters, trigger-happy video games like Halo and Quake come to mind. Or if you’re old enough, you may remember the good ol’ days of Doom and Duke Nukem—and all of their pixilated gore. A game called Warco (currently in development) hopes to change the ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 09.20.11

    So you want to be a writer. Well, start reading.***God may or may not be dead, but churches have become collectible.***Farewell, free will?***Wow. Some gorgeous photos from Iceland. ***Sebastian Junger tells The Guardian why he’s getting out of war reporting.***This year’s literary genius ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest

    “I hate all the fetishistic twaddle about books promoted by the chain stores and the book clubs, which make books seem as cozy and unthreatening as teacups,” writes Luc Sante in defense of his sprawling book collection, “instead of the often disputatious and sometimes frightening things ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 09.08.11

    Bookish Virgos belong in literary Boston, intense Scorpios are drawn to Minneapolis’s calming river, and private Aquarii crave suburbia. Find out the best places to live depending on your astrological sign, according to EcoSalon.***Are you freaking out a little about climate change? Come on, ...

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