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Three-Minute Fiction: 'Honor' and 'Crane'

We received 3,400 original stories in this round of Three-Minute Fiction. Until the winner is announced next month, we'll be reading a few of the stories that catch our eyes. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rebecca Roberts introduces the stories Crane, by Becca Leighton and Honor, by Linda Nordquist. To see these stories and others go to npr.org/threeminutefiction.
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'How To Survive The Titanic,' And Sink Your Name

In 1912, J. Bruce Ismay was one of the most hated men in America: He owned the Titanic; gave the ship just 20 lifeboats; and — unlike so many — lived through its maiden voyage. Frances Wilson tracks the scandal of Ismay's survival in How to Survive the Titanic.
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Comedian Patton Oswalt Plays Not My Job

Patton Oswalt, known for his bit about KFC Famous Bowls, answers three questions about equally terrible fast food.
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Remakes Rethink: Is Hollywood Really Out Of Ideas?

It's been a big year for Hollywood remakes — more than a dozen, not counting sequels. But is that always a bad thing? Critic Bob Mondello points out that painters, musicians and playwrights get new mileage out of old ideas — and argues that filmmakers often do too.
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Comic Conventions Not Just For Nerds

People from across the country are gathering at the 2011 New York Comic Con to share their love of comics, anime, games, graphic novels and more. Michel Martin gets the dish on this year's event from Latoya Peterson, editor of the blog Racialicious.com and an anime fan who's attending the convention.
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Ted Danson, On 'Crime' And 'Death' After 'Cheers'

Actor Ted Danson has been captivating audiences for over 20 years. This fall, the actor appears in two TV series, playing an aging hotshot in need of a little spice on the HBO series Bored To Death and a forensic analyst on the CBS series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
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Twain Humor Award Honors Comedian Will Ferrell

Comedian Will Ferrell will receive the 14th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor later this month at the Kennedy Center. The comedian became famous as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and went on to star in movies such as Old School and Elf.
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Debts Resolved, Annie Leibovitz Opens New Exhibit

Annie Leibovitz has shot some of the world's most famous portraits — from John Lennon to President Obama. And yet she risked losing ownership of her works to pay off a loan. That was 2009. Leibovitz says she's learned her lesson and is on better financial footing. She's opened a new exhibit in Russia.

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