May 23rd, 2012
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What happens when people stop being polite and start getting real?

According to the last few seasons of MTV's "The Real World," they get drunk, hook up and make innumerable questionable decisions.

What happens when strangers come to live on a family farm in rural Arkansas, grow their own food, give up modern-day conveniences and attempt zero waste?

While it may not sound like a compelling reality show by MTV's standards, that's exactly the premise of the independent film, "The Garden Summer," which debuted to a sold-out crowd in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 16. It also premiered in Conway, Arkansas, on May 18.

Inspired by the idea of social capital, then-Georgetown graduate student Hailey Wist came up with an idea for a social experiment that would challenge people like her to live off the land. The ultimate goal was "to inspire, not preach."

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May 23rd, 2012
04:00 PM ET
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Box lunch: Gatekeeping bartenders and 'cupcakewurst'
May 23rd, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Bartenders share their gallant tales of giving over-served customers the boot. - Serious Eats

  • In case you've ever wished for an interactive guide to eating pizza, you're welcome. - Guardian

  • The Seven Deadly Sins of wine glasses. - Dezeen

  • 'Cupcakewurst': A case study of cupcake-stuffed sausages. - Cupcake Project
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