The Wild Duck Chase

Every year since 1934, artists have competed to design an official stamp that's used to confer duck-hunting privileges, with proceeds going to conservation programs. Martin Smith takes a droll and penetrating look at the 2010 contest, producing a strange-but-true story that will appeal to fans Christopher Guest's Best in Show.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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