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  • Let's Play San Francisco Hide-a-Torch!

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news -- Yale literature professor Amy Hungerford, Simon Doonan, author and creative director of Barneys New York, and writer John Ridley, who has an NPR blog called "Visible Man."

  • I Know My Team Needs Me

    Super-fan Cunningham

    March is a great month for sports fans: opening day for baseball, the Sweet Sixteen and NCAA hockey playoffs. That's enough to keep sports nuts screaming all weekend. Not all of the cheering they do is done publicly, however -- many die-hard fans have sacred rituals they perform to ensure their favorite team's success.

  • The (Not So Super) Sonics

    The Seattle SuperSonics watch a lead dwindle.

    As the NBA All-Star Game tips off in New Orleans, you may notice something missing -- a Seattle SuperSonic. The team's having a terrible year with one of the worst records in the league. But fans in Seattle aren't worrying much about the wins and losses. They're just wondering if there will be a team next year. The owners want to move the team to Oklahoma City as soon as next season. Are fans having a hard time rooting for the home team? Weekend America's John Moe investigates.

  • The Head of a Patriot

    Fanvas and Artist

    There's wearing a team's colors, and there's tattooing them all over your head. Reporter Shannon Mullen visits one Patriots fan in New Hampshire that's let his team's success go to his head.

  • To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever

    To Hate Like This...

    Will Blythe is the author of the sports memoir, "To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever: A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry." The title pretty much says it all. We hear an excerpt.

  • The Sound of Cancer, and Golf

    Cell Sonification

    Although Jonathan Berger, a composer and professor of music at Stanford University, has only been on a golf course once in his life, a certain aspect of the sport has played an interesting role in his research. What fascinates him about golf is the same as in cancer cells and oil spills -- their sound.

  • The Greatest Upset in All the Universe

    On the Bus

    As the college bowl nears, Charlie Schroeder and two drum majors help us relive The Greatest Upset in All the Universe, or at least in college football.

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