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detail from cover of worst person ever...
Douglas Coupland's latest book, Worst. Person. Ever., is a profane, shocking novel that centers around an awful guy named Raymond Gunt."Imagine there's this really bitter English guy who has...
The mock villages at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., are...
In the middle of the Mojave Desert, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, there is a place that looks just like Afghanistan.There are villages with houses, shops, a mosque and a marketplace. But it is...
East LA Vacant Lot Community Forum organized by Transforming Inner-City Lots...
The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.This week,...
Abhina Aher was born a boy biologically and is now a hijra, a member of an a...
The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother...