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  • 9:59am Jan 05, 2013
    World News World News

    Pakistani Cafe Is Oasis In Desert Of Civil Discourse

    Pakistan's Second Floor cafe is listed in a local Karachi social blog as one of the coolest cafes in town. Since it opened its doors five years ago, it has become a haven in a city more known for its violence than its civil discourse.
  • 9:59am Jan 05, 2013
    World News World News

    Congo's Tutsi Minority Enveloped In Complex Conflict

    One of the hard things to tell about the ongoing conflict in Eastern Congo is whether it is an ethnic war or a mercantile battle for resources. The Tutsis, an ethnic minority in Congo, have been at the center of the conflict for the past 20 years. Some support the M23 rebel group because they say it offers them protection, but others say the M23's only interest is controlling mineral wealth.
  • The Death of Bees cover
    9:59am Jan 05, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    'Death Of Bees' Captures A Grim, Gory Coming-Of-Age

    "Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard." So begins Lisa O'Donnell's novel about two sisters who find their parents dead and, instead of reporting it, decide to keep it a secret until they can make it on their own.
  • 5:38pm Dec 29, 2012
    Arts Arts

    Graphic Novels That Flew Under The Radar In 2012

    As 2012 winds to a close, Glenn Weldon shares a couple of graphic novels that caught his eye this year: Drama by Raina Telgemeier and The Crackle of the Frost by Lorenzo Mattotti and Jorge Zentner. (This piece initially aired Nov. 20, 2012, on All Things Considered).
  • The Cash family house today.
    Michael Hibblen
    5:38pm Dec 29, 2012
    Music & Culture Music & Culture

    Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Tells The Story Of A Town

    It's been almost 10 years since Cash died, but fans still travel from around the world to see the tiny, dilapidated house where he grew up. Now, it's undergoing a painstaking restoration, with plans to open it as a museum in 2013.
  • Short Stories
    Nishant Choksi
    5:38pm Dec 29, 2012
    Books Books Arts

    Short Stories To Savor On A Winter Weekend

    Author Hortense Calisher once called the short story "an apocalypse in a teacup." Critic Jane Ciabattari presents her favorite mini-apocalypses of 2012, from veteran authors like Sherman Alexie to newcomer Claire Vaye Watkins, who combines a unique voice and a shadowed family history in her debut collection.
  • 11:40am Dec 26, 2012

    A Case For Both More Guns And More Gun Control

    Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg about the massacre in Newtown, Conn. He wrote the cover story in this month's issue, titled "The Case For More Guns — And More Gun Control." In it, Goldberg posits that it's impossible to reduce gun crime with the number of guns already on the street, and that maybe the answer is to allow more people to carry them.