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Three-Minute Fiction: This Week's Featured Stories

More than 6,000 original stories were submitted to this round of Three-Minute Fiction and we're on the quest to select just one winner. Until then, we'll be reading a few of the stories that catch our eyes. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz presents this week's stand out stories: Pilgrims by Catherine Carberry from Metuchen, N.J., and Fireflies, by Delia Read from Fairfax, Calif. To see these stories and others go to npr.org/threeminutefiction.
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Sacrilegious Lunch? The Cuban Sandwich Debate

The city council of Tampa, Fla., recently designated the "Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich" and specifying its ingredients. From member station WUSF in Tampa, Bobbie O'Brien reports that claim has inspired ridicule from Miami's Cuban community.
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'No Capers In The Kitchen:' Oyster Joint Turns 100

One hundred years ago this past week, Frank and Rose Snock opened their fish restaurant in Philadelphia. A century later, Snockey's Oyster and Crab House is still serving up deep-fried fish fillets, deviled clams and, of course, oysters.
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Brave Sir Robin Ran Away, But The Puzzle Is Still OK

You'll be given a series of categories. For each one, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters of the word "robin." For example, given the category "two-syllable boys' names," the answers could be "Roger," "Omar," "Barry," "Isaac" and "Neville."
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'Birdseye': The Frozen Food Revolution

Before locavores and the "slow food" movement, one man's invention radically transformed how (and what) we eat. In his new book, Mark Kurlansky shows us the curious, roving mind that made TV dinners possible.
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Keith Haring: A Return To His Radiant Roots

Keith Haring arrived in New York City in 1978. Bowled over by the sounds and sights of the city and its burgeoning hip-hop scene, he created a street-art aesthetic that brought him success in just four years. Now, a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum showcases rare drawings from those early ears.
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The Story Of 'How You Met Your Other' Can Say A Lot

If you're part of a couple, chances are you remember the exact moment you first met your mate. Well, it turns out that how a couple first met isn't just fodder for Hollywood romantic comedies. It might just predict whether a relationship thrives or falters.
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The Movie Lawrence Kasdan's 'Seen A Million Times'

Weekends on All Things Considered series, Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching. In this first installment we hear from The Big Chill writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, who's latest film, Darling Companion, is in theaters now.
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This Story Is So 'Meta'

Why has 'meta' become a catch-all adjective for a culture that's increasingly self-referential, self-conscious, and self-parodying? Linguist Ben Zimmer says we're living in truly meta times.

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