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Three-Minute Fiction: Judge's Current Favorites

Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz checks-in with Three-Minute Fiction judge Luis Alberto Urrea to hear how the reading process is going and to hear some of his favorite stories thus far.
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'The Lifeboat': Who Gets Saved In Titanic Times?

The Lifeboat is the story of a ship sinking two years after the sinking of the Titanic. It's a first novel by a writer who waited years to publish, Charlotte Rogan. As the anniversary of the Titanic disaster looms, NPR's Lynn Neary examines the book and the whole Titanic oeuvre.
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Revealing The Revolting Beauty Of Food Waste

One third of food is wasted worldwide, according to the U.N. Photographer Klaus Pichler gives rotten food the glamour treatment to make that point. But will it make us be more careful about how we buy and use food?
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History Lost And Found: A Letter From Titanic

John Edward Simpson was a ship's doctor aboard the Titanic. He wrote a letter to his mother back home in Belfast, a few bits of news and fond wishes. The letter, sent from the great ship's last port of call, made it home. Simpson did not.
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'Heretics': The Crisis Of American Christianity

Americans are still as religious as ever, says New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. It's the churches and institutions that have declined. In his latest book, Bad Religion, Douthat argues that the U.S. become a nation of heretics.
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Former Yankees Pitcher Jim Bouton Plays Not My Job

Bouton's classic baseball memoir Ball Four, first published in 1970, is just out as an e-book. Bouton famously wrote about shenanigans in baseball, but compared to other sports, baseball players are hardly immoral at all. We're going to ask him about people who really know how to cheat.
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The Fourth Stooge: Memories Of 'Uncle Shemp'

NPR's Sue Goodwin says Hollywood may not always remember the man her father called "Uncle Shemp," but her family does.
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Flash Mob Of Strutting Seniors Surprise Dulles Mall

Flash mobs are becoming a more common occurence with their spontaneous antics, but few could have anticipated the group of dancing seniors that struck Dulles Town Mall Friday.

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Permanent Siesta: 3 Books To Whisk You Away

You don't usually travel to distant places with heavy books. And besides, you're traveling, not reading, right? But author Adam Wilson suggests three books that you should take with you — regardless of their weight. Do you have a favorite book to read while you travel? Let us know in the comments.

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