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Chef Grant Achatz places one of many courses on a server's tray in the Alinea restaurant kitchen in Chicago in 2008. In 2012, the restaurant got rid of reservations and started selling tickets. Earlier this summer, the company announced how effective it's been. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Want To Dine Out? You May Need To Buy Tickets — Or Bid On A Table

Some of the nation's restaurants are using technology to make diners commit before their night out. It's convenient for the restaurant and customer — and it may pry people away from old habits.

Dana Goldstein has reported on education for several years, including in The Atlantic and The Daily Beast. Michael Lionstar/Courtesy of Doubleday hide caption

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Education

A Lesson In How Teachers Became 'Resented And Idealized'

In The Teacher Wars, Dana Goldstein chronicles the history of the profession and current topics like tenure. She says the idea that teachers can help fight poverty has existed since the 19th century.

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