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Moscato Madness: The Dessert Wine's Sweet Surge

The Italian dessert wine has gone from relative obscurity to the toast of the town. Moscato is the fastest growing varietal wine in the country. Hip-hop artists sing about it. Jugs of Barefoot moscato are sold at BJ's Wholesale Club. It's on the menu at Olive Garden. What's up with that?

A Fan's Notes On Pro Sports, Brain Damage

I'll watch the Super Bowl next week with my children and wonder how comfortable we fans can be, sitting and snacking, while too many of the players we cheer entertain us and get rich at such terrible cost to themselves.

Week In Politics: State Of The Union; Republican Debates

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times.

Finding The Real America While Driving To Visit Mom

Commentator Andrei Codrescu takes the back roads to visit his mother thousands of miles away — and finds the real America.

Movie Titles That Might Have Been

Star Beast, The Scar, Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night: If you saw them, you'd know them, but there's a reason you've never heard of these popular movies. Critic Bob Mondello takes a look at movie titles that fell by the wayside.

Newspoet: Tracy K. Smith Writes The Day In Verse

Tracy K. Smith is today's poet in residence at NPR's All Things Considered. She spent the day in the newsroom taking in the sights and sounds, and learning how the show comes together. Then she composed a poem about the day's headlines.