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Forget This Mother Father Game

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:58am

Can you identify the famous film by its redubbed iconic line? "Pardon my French, but you're an aardvark!"

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Tasty Sayings

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:58am

Everyone loves food, so naturally, many English idioms involve edible delicacies. We've put a literal spin on some of these yummy sayings.

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According to Jim (Gaffigan)

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:58am

Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks food, family, and his new TV Land show The Jim Gaffigan Show. Plus, his wife and writing partner Jeannie reveals Jim's deep dark secrets.

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Spell My Name

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:58am

G-L-O-R-I-A! Gloria! You know that Van Morrison song-- we've improved it by rewriting the lyrics to describe other women, real and fictional, whose first names have six letters and end in "i-a."

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Pop Culture 101

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:58am

Rate My Professors is an invaluable resource for college students looking for that brilliant lecturer--or an easy A. In this game, we've written reviews for fictional professors and their classes.

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The Dad Bod Diet

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:58am

VIP Jim Gaffigan has spent a lifetime "researching" junk food, so naturally he aces this game on fun facts about our favorite guilty pleasure foods.

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Get In Shape

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:58am

Don't worry, no burpees or pushups in this final round. Instead, every answer is a word, phrase, or proper noun that contains the name of a geometric shape or figure.

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From Medicine To Modern Revival: A History Of American Whiskey, In Labels

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:03am

During Prohibition, booze was banned, but "medicinal" spirits weren't, a loophole whiskey makers exploited. That's just one of the tidbits a new book tracing the history of whiskey labels reveals.

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Take A Trip To D.C.'s Indoor Beach, Where It's Always 75 And Sunny

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

The National Building Museum has created an unusual oasis — an ocean of 700,000 plastic balls — where D.C. locals and tourists can take refuge from the city's sweltering heat.

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Caine Prize Winner: Literature Is Not A Competitive Sport

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:07pm

Namwali Serpell promised to split the award's winnings with her fellow nominees. For the Zambian writer, it's one step toward changing the structure of the prestigious prize for African authors.

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Documentary Seeks To Free Amy Winehouse From Her Tabloid Legacy

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:00pm

In the dawning of the digital age, "She was the unlucky one to be having a nervous breakdown in public at the time," Amy director Asif Kapadia tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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'Speak' Asks Hard Questions About Communication And Technology

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 9:03am

Louisa Hall's novel fits several wildly disparate storylines — a young Puritan girl, a disgraced inventor, a computer programmer — into an unforgettable meditation on what it means to be human.

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In 'The Love She Left Behind,' Mourning Is No Gimmick

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:03am

Amanda Coe's new novel about adult siblings forced to come together at their absentee mother's funeral is surprisingly free of melodrama.

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Do It Like A Deity: A Dutch Artist Depicts Gods Gone Wild

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:43am

At the turn of the 16th century, Joachim Wtewael painted passionate stories from the Bible and mythology. The Dutch artist was a very strict Calvinist, but on canvas, he let loose.

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 3:46pm

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.

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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 3:23pm

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.

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LAPD Says It's Investigating Bill Cosby Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 3:09pm

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says his department would investigate any sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby — even past the statute of limitations.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch Edition: 'Terminator Genisys'

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 2:35pm

Contributors Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek break down the latest in the many-tentacled franchise that continues to employ its indispensable central action hero.

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Examining The War On Mexican Drug Cartels, Through Film And Fiction

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 2:19pm

Two new works of art — the documentary film Cartel Land and the novel The Cartel — shine a light on the seemingly endless drug war in Mexico. John Powers says both works are bleak, but gripping.

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Filmmaker And Speech Pathologist Weigh In On What It Means To 'Sound Gay'

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 2:19pm

In Do I Sound Gay?, director David Thorpe searches for the origin of the so-called "gay voice" and documents his own attempts (with speech pathologist Susan Sankin) to sound "less gay."

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