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David Rakoff visits Iceland, where the government is careful not to disturb certain boulders because some people believe that elves live there.

We hear the story of one African-American single mother who recorded her family's life over the course of seven months.

It turns out that not falling in love, not doing our jobs, not spending time with our families is every bit as vivid and complicated an experience as doing something.

We accompany a Hollywood screenwriter as he tries to sell a movie idea and find ourselves asking, is the art of commerce better than the art of art?
What if you asked people for advice and actually took ALL of the advice that everyone gave you? Sarah Vowell tried exactly that.
We try to tell the story of life in America through portraits of life in four different states across the nation.

Two do-gooders try to change things in their hometown for the better. But the more they try, the more people resent them.

Fundamentalist Christians and Orthodox Jews are combining forces to breed a perfect red cow that could bring about the end of the world.