In some of the dirtiest places on Earth, author and environmentalist Andrew Blackwell found something worth looking at. His book, Visit Sunny Chernobyl, tours the deforestation of the Amazon, the oil sand mines in Canada and the world's most polluted city, located in China.
The French Revolution conjures up memories of Marie Antoinette and the guillotine and angry peasant uprisings, but middle-class vegetarians may have also played an important role in the politics of the day.
As part of the occasional Weekend Edition series Taste of Summer, beer expert Graham Haverfield picks — and Scott Simon drinks — a few of summer's most refreshing brews. Haverfield also has advice on pairing his picks with tasty seasonal dinners.
When Shields was 16, she famously appeared in an ad for Calvin Klein jeans with the tagline: "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." We'll quiz her on three Calvins who are not Calvin Klein.
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