Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz checks back in with the winner of the last round of Three-Minute Fiction, Carrie MacKillop of Charlotte, Vt. Round 9 of the writing contest has begun and runs through next Sunday. Listeners can submit their story online at www.npr.org/threeminutefiction.
Processed wild rice dominates grocery store shelves, but around the Great Lakes, Native Americans still harvest it the same way their ancestors did centuries ago. This weekend, the Wild Rice Festival in Rosemont, Minn., celebrates the tradition.
The Beverly Hills Hotel, a place fondly known as the Pink Palace, has preserved guests' privacy and indulged their every whim for 100 years. This year will be filled with celebrations of its centennial, as the hotel becomes the first historic landmark in the city of Beverly Hills.
Author Maggie Stiefvater's latest young-adult series kicks off with the tale of a young girl from a poor but psychic family, and her star-crossed romance with a rich private-school boy. Stiefvater based the tale on magic and Welsh mythology, but set it in small-town Virginia.
Political campaigning is increasingly driven by data. Journalist Sasha Issenberg says voter outreach has shifted from a precinct-centered game to one focused on individuals' behavior. In his new book, The Victory Lab, he says the smallest changes in tactic have had the biggest impact on politics.
Every answer is a familiar phrase in the form of "___ and ___." You'll be given the two missing words, each with a letter removed, and you give the phrases. For example, given "lot and fund," the answer would be "lost and found."
Young boys idolize him. Old men stop him on the bus to tell him they want to "come back" as him. He's actor Jonathan Goldsmith, and he is "The Most Interesting Man in the World" — or at least he plays him on TV.
A reminder from weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz that Round 9 of our Three-Minute Fiction, our writing contest where our listeners write an original short story, is now open. The story must be based on the following challenge from our judge Brad Meltzer: The story must revolve around a U.S. president, who can be fictional or real and that the short story has to be 600 words or less.
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