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Random Acts Of Tipping

Since his brother's death a year ago, Seth Collins has been touring the country giving $500 tips to restaurant servers, the last request in his brother's will. He aims to hit all 50 states by the end of the year. Collins speaks to Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.
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Capital Fringe Festival Returns To D.C.

A "Performance Art" festival kicks off in the District this week.


Miranda July: From The Outboxes Of The Noteworthy

Filmmaker and artist Miranda July's new project, We Think Alone, blasts emails from some well-known names on intimate topics to anyone who signs up for them.

An Italian Picnic Without The Pasta

In this installment of our Weekend Picnic series, Jim Kent visits an Italian chef in South Dakota's Black Hills, who shows us how to prepare a great lightweight picnic.

Seinfeld Lends Himself To An 'Album About Nothing'

Washington, D.C.-based rapper Wale is 28 and riding high in the Billboard charts. As guest host Linda Wertheimer notes, his next album, The Album About Nothing features an expert on the subject, comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

'Loteria': A Fortune Told By Mexican Bingo

Loteria is the story of 11-year-old Luz Castillo, in state custody after her father is arrested and her mother disappears. Luz tells her tale piece by piece, using cards from loteria, a Latin American game of chance. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with author Mario Alberto Zambrano about his first novel.

One Garden's Climate Struggle (And How To Save Yours)

Two longtime gardeners share the changes they've seen over the years at Hillwood Estate in Washington, D.C. As blooming times become more sporadic, new flowers stand out as stars and an unwelcome fungus springs to life. Take notes: Your garden might benefit from some adjustments.

What A Fella Has To Do To Get A Drink Around The Muslim World

Trying to keep track of the myriad regulations governing the purchase and consumption of alcohol in Afghanistan and the region beyond could drive a person to drink.

For Hannibal & Co., A Horrifying New Stage

One Los Angeles performer has played Dr. Hill in Re-Animator, Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, and now Father Merrin in The Exorcist. Did we mention he sings opera, too?

'Five Star Billionaire' Shows The Human Cost Of Progress

Tash Aw's Five Star Billionaire, set in Shanghai, explores the dynamic tumult of that city. Reviewer Ellah Allfrey says that Aw, with gentle compassion and keen understanding, shows his characters succumb to the lure of a city where everything seems possible.