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'Human Flow' Offers A Searing Look At The Global Refugee Crisis

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:04am

Using aerial photography and intimate, one-on-one interviews to document the plight of migrants in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, artist Ai Weiwei's documentary is grim but vital.

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The End

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:03am

In this final round, contestants must endure an impending letter trend that portends the end: every answer contains the letters "E-N-D" in consecutive order.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:03am

This episode's mystery guest, Steve Baldwin, leads an unusual tour through Brooklyn. Can you guess his secret before Jonathan and Ophira do?

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Monkee Business

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:03am

This music parody quiz is exactly as fun as a barrel of Monkees! We rewrote Monkees songs to be about other zoo animals. Hey hey, we're the Giraffes!

Spelling Bee Style

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:03am

Way less A-W-K-W-A-R-D than your average middle school spelling bee. In this quiz, contestants need to identify a fashion label and then correctly spell the brand name.

Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:03am

Adam Conover from truTV's 'Adam Ruins Everything' tells us why ignorance is not bliss. Then we challenge the notorious debunker to a game we call Adam Fixes Everything, about famously broken things.

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Caller ID

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:03am

In this audio quiz, we open up the Ask Me Another hotline to phone calls from TV and movie characters and musicians. After the famous callers say hello, contestants must answer questions about them.

Pre-K Education

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:03am

For ages 3 and up: Every answer in this quiz will be something you learned in school, but we've changed one letter to a K.

Steve Ramirez: If We Could Erase Memories ... Should We?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:21am

Neuroscientist Steve Ramirez used lasers to enter the brains of mice and edit their memories. He imagines a future where this technology might be possible in humans as well.

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Elizabeth Loftus: How Can Our Memories Be Manipulated?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:21am

Years of research have taught Elizabeth Loftus just how unreliable our memories are. From tweaking a real memory to planting a completely fabricated one, tampering with our minds is surprisingly easy.

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Ali Velshi: In An Age Of "Alternative Facts," How Do We Know What's True?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:21am

Journalist Ali Velshi began his career to "speak truth to power." Now he worries that fake news has subverted the meaning of truth.

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Tristan Harris: Do Our Devices Control More Than We Think?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:21am

When Tristan Harris worked in Silicon Valley, his job was to direct users online to a particular website or service. Now, he speaks out against tech companies who manipulate their users' attention.

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VIDEO: Harvesting A Wild Lunch With A Master Forager

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:00am

When most of us are hungry for lunch, we pick up supplies at the grocery store or stop by the nearby cafe with the best lunch specials. Nick Spero? He heads into the wilderness.

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Exclusive First Read: Philip Pullman's 'The Book Of Dust'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:00am

Philip Pullman returns to the world of his beloved Dark Materials trilogy in The Book of Dust. We have an exclusive first peek at young protagonist Malcolm, his canoe, and the day his life changes.

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Jackie Chan Jumps Back Into The Action With 'The Foreigner'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:24am

Though he said he was retiring in 2012, Jackie Chan is back in The Foreigner, his first American action movie in seven years. But what he really wants is to "make a drama film without one punch."

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As Allegations Mount, Weinstein's Problems Move Beyond Tattered Reputation

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:42pm

London police are investigating an allegation against Weinstein of sexual assault in the 1980s. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will meet Saturday to discuss taking action against him.

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Palestinian Play 'The Siege' Finally Gets U.S. Premiere

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

The Siege is one of a number of plays depicting a Palestinian point of view that has been cancelled after pressure from American Jewish groups. One esteemed theater in New York reportedly planned the play, then quietly dropped it from the schedule. Now, it's finally getting its U.S. premiere.

A Major Work Of Friction: 'The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)'

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:00pm

While not as tightly structured as his previous work, writer-director Noah Baumbach's latest dissection of men whose egos outstrip their talent is just as closely observed as ever.

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A Couple Confronts Polio In 'Breathe'

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:00pm

The directorial debut of actor Andy Serkis features strong performances from Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy but opts for inspiration over intimacy.

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'Professor Marston And The Wonder Women' Is Strangely Subdued

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:00pm

Angela Robinson's biopic of the colorful sexual triad behind the comic-book character is sweet, but so concerned with rendering their kinkiness as bold and important that it forgets to have fun.

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