Selected Shorts

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Arts, Performing Arts

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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.


Parallel Lives

January 14th, 2016

Episode 74 of 156 episodes

Guest host Ruben Santiago-Hudson presents three stories about parallel lives. First, he reads Percival Everett's delightfully subversive "The Appropriation of Cultures." Next, estranged brothers meet at Occupy Wall Street in Fiona Maazel's "We Was Twins," read by Cory Michael Smith. And a feisty retiree doesn't think much of her fellow library patrons in Mary Gordon's "The Epiphany Branch," read by Mary Cleere Haran.

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