This Week’s Picks

Diminished Chords

Part musical instrument, part elegant furniture, the piano's once magnificent status in American living rooms is rapidly declining. Here's what we're missing.(LAT)
With lightning fast hands, 11-year-old Steven Purugganan sets a new record in this quirky sport -- and shares his winning strategy. (Time)
In-depth presentation of the cat-and-mouse game played between border-patrol agents and border crossers who defeat fence-building efforts.
Who knew that watching and talking to shoppers at a swap meet of kids' toys and clothes could be so much fun?

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