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What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility  |   

It's Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.

'Sunshine Superman': A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE Jumping  |   

BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish became famous for jumping with his wife Jean in the 1970s and '80s. Marah Strauch, director of the documentary, says "this felt like a love story to me."

'Dietland': A 'Fight Club' For Women That Reclaims The Word 'Fat'  |   

Sarai Walker's new novel centers on Alicia "Plum" Kettle, a 20-something writer who's saving up for weight loss surgery when she joins an underground feminist collective.

'Mislaid' Punctures Notions Of Gender And Race  |   

In Nell Zink's new book, Mislaid, a young woman marries her male professor. It's 1965. She likes women; he likes men. What follows is a biting satire about gender, race and sexuality.

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown  |   

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.

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