Weekend Edition Sunday for May 13, 2012
May 13, 2012 — On a recent trip, Weekend Food Commentator Bonny Wolf was taken by surprise by Australia's stunningly diverse cuisine, especially the dizzying array of exotic seafood like yabbies and marron at the Sydney Fish Market.
May 13, 2012 — The hero and the heroine of Peter Carey's new novel are separated by 150 years — and are brought together by an enormous, 19th-century, mechanical duck. The Chemistry of Tears is the 12th novel by the Australian-born, two-time Booker Prize-winning author.
May 13, 2012 — Famous for his collaborations with Miles Davis, Evans brought orchestral colors and textures to jazz, and was a pioneer of the "cool" sound.
May 13, 2012 — Gideon Lewis-Kraus didn't know what to do with his life, so he took three very long walks. In his new memoir, he describes his journeys in Spain, Japan and Ukraine. "The whole idea of pilgrimage is that you're hoping that you're going to rise to the occasion in some way," he says.
May 13, 2012 — The late Apple co-founder had his name on more than 300 patents for the devices and apps that changed our lives. It wasn't just to keep company property safe; Jobs intended to make design as valuable as function.
May 13, 2012 — After spending much of the year on the rise, gas prices are now falling — dropping nearly 20 cents in one month. Industry analysts expect the price to keep falling, but that might not take the strain off your wallet yet.
May 13, 2012 — NPR Music's Alt.Latino co-hosts, Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, share a musical tribute to the women who raised them.
May 13, 2012 — The word "mother" has a surprising property. If you move the first two letters to the end, you get "thermo," the prefix for "heat." Every answer today is another six-letter word that, when you move the first two letters to the end, you get another word or phrase.