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ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:27am

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.

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Just Because

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

What famous spy likes his martinis shaken, not stirred? Every answer for this final round is the name of a person or fictional character with the initials JB.

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N-E-R-D Alert

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

Be on the lookout for 'banner drops,' 'dinner dates' and other words, names and phrases that have the letters N-E-R-D in order.

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The World Makes Money Go Round

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

What Swiss currency buys you exactly one hot dog? A Frank! Play this game for more international currency puns.

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Chore Song

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

This game makes chores sound almost fun. Can you guess the household chore being described in this rewrite to the classic Elton John hit, "Your Song"? Guest musician Julian Velard is on the keys.

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Bring Your 'Eh' Game

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

What sound does a frog make when it plays this popular lawn game in Canada? Croak-eh? All the answers in this game are words that become other words when pronounced with a Canadian accent.

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That's Not What This Is About

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

In this game, contestants must guess the names of films from inaccurate plot descriptions based on their titles.

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Just Because

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

What famous spy likes his martinis shaken, not stirred? Every answer for this final round is the name of a person or fictional character with the initials JB.

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Welcome To Night Vale: Tales From the Cryptids

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:53am

The cult podcast's creators, Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, talk about its origin and taking it to the stage. Then host Cecil Baldwin leads a game about supernatural creatures and myths.

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Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:16am

In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.

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It's All Charm and Wolves In 'The Turnip Princess'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:03am

Once upon a time, a historian went hunting for fairy tales. He found hundreds, but his collection was long thought lost. But now they've been found, and several are reprinted in The Turnip Princess.

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A Detroit Opera Celebrates Frida Kahlo's Life And Cooking

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:34pm

The Michigan Opera Theater is mounting a production in March of Frida. The city's Mexican restaurants are getting involved by honoring the Mexican artist's recipes and cooking with special menus.

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The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.

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The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.

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Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:01pm

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.

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Not Just Eating Bugs For Money! A Story Of 'Survivor' And Strategy

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:50am

What's the actual appeal of Survivor for people who have been watching it for almost 15 years, through what will soon be 30 seasons? Believe it or not: strategy.

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Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:07am

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.

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'Darker Shade' Paints A Fantasy World Rich In Depth And Color

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:03am

V.E. Schwab devotes a chunk of her new novel to developing a compelling vision of an alternate, magical London. But reviewer Tasha Robinson says it's the multilayered characters that make the book.

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The 1970s, Warts (And More Warts) In 'Inner City Romance'

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:03am

Underground cartoonist Guy Colwell's dyspeptic chronicle of the 1970s captures a decade when idealism was out of style. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says Colwell's style is uneven but at times beautiful.

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'Parks And Recreation' Sets Off Into The Future

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:03pm

The finale of Parks And Recreation carried the people of Pawnee beyond the things they could have imagined when the show began.

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