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Meet 'The Most Interesting Man In The World'

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.
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Three-Minute Fiction Round 9 Is Open

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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Embracing Diversity In A 'Multi-Faith World'

In Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?, Pastor Brian McLaren explores the tension between religions and attempts to imagine a conversation between the most important figures in Western theology.
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H Street Festival Aims To Energize Neighborhood

The H Street Festival hopes to reclaim the energy that made the neighborhood one of the busiest commercial districts in Washington, D.C.

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'Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Plays Not My Job

The author of the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones takes a quiz called Game of Trombones. Three questions about things that rhyme with thrones.
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'The Black Count,' A Hero On The Field, And The Page

Did you know the Count of Monte Cristo was based on a real man? General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was a hero of the French Revolution. But he's now forgotten by almost everyone except the son who shared his name and used his father's life as inspiration for some of the greatest novels of all time.
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Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses or the maker's preference.
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A Father's Decades-Old Bedtime Story Is Back In Print

William McCleery wrote his first draft of Wolf Story during bedtimes and afternoon outings with his 5-year-old son. In 1947, it became a hit children's book, but it's been out of print for more than 20 years.

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