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Lobster: A Summer Tale

A lobster glut along the Northeast coast this summer has had wide-ranging consequences. The oversupply is so great that fishermen are losing money on their catch. And while New Englanders are enjoying bargain prices for this delicacy, don't expect that to be the case everywhere. We explore the intricacies of the lobster market and consider the cultural appeal of these crustaceans.

Photo Gallery: Odd-Colored Lobsters

Video: A Day In The Life Of A Maine Lobsterman

Recipe: Lobster on the grill

Courtesy of Red Hook Lobster Pound.

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'Rolling The R's' Is A Story About Coming Of Age And Coming Out

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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

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