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I Just Play One On Television

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

In this final round, Puzzle Guru Art Chung asks the final contestants to identify the occupations of famous TV characters. For example, "Tony Soprano, from The Sopranos," would be "mob boss."

David Harbour: 20-Sided Quiz

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

David Harbour from the Netflix series Stranger Things reveals what he brought to the role of police chief Jim Hopper. Then he takes on the nerdiest game we've ever played. It's Shakespeare meets D&D!

To All The Ghouls I've Loved Before

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

Jonathan Coulton parodies game the kinda creepy Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias song "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" to be about famous monsters.

Javier Muñoz: The Secret Life Of Presidential Pets

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

Javier Muñoz, from the musical Hamilton, tells us about performing for Lin Manuel Miranda, President Obama, and Beyonce. Then he leads a game about a president's best friend--their pet.

Steel, Talking Heads, Or Wrestlemania?

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

In this edition of This, That, or the Other, contestants must decide: is it a Danielle Steel novel, a Talking Heads song, or a Wrestlemania tagline?

Knowledge By Nature

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:05pm

In honor of the song "O-P-P" by "Naughty By Nature," every answer is three letters that rhyme with O-P-P.

Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:34pm

Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature in 2014 for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and is a finalist for another NBA this year. Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2014.

Documentary Offers A Wrenching Look At America's First Modern Gun Massacre

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:34pm

The animated film Tower revisits the day, in 1966, when a gunman began shooting from the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Critic David Edelstein calls the movie "extraordinary."

Ensaïmada, Symbol Of The Balearic Islands (And Summer Vacation)

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:15am

The iconic pastry from the islands off the Spanish Mediterranean Coast dates back centuries. For visitors today, it's a necessary indulgence and a souvenir.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Lupita Nyong'o, 'TV: The Book,' 'Take My Wife'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:20am

This week in a special episode, we're featuring three conversations with interesting folks from movies, television, and books (about television).

Pregnancy Is Personal, Not Political, In 'The Mothers'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:44am

A teenager faces an unplanned pregnancy in this debut novel by Brit Bennett. The 26-year-old author says people don't necessarily ask themselves: What would I do if I were in this situation?

'I Had To Create My Own Lane': How Taraji P. Henson Found Her Place In Hollywood

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:40am

The actress became famous for her role in TV's Empire, but the road to Cookie wasn't easy. In her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, Henson shares stories of pushing her way to the top.

The Man, The Myth, The Ledger: In 'The Accountant,' Affleck Gets His Bourne On

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant who hides dark side-dealings as a freelance accountant for various criminal enterprises.

In 'Miss Hokusai,' The Daughter Of A Master Artist Comes Into Her Own

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

Set in Edo-era Japan, this gorgeous, impressionistic tale follows the life and work of the artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughter/protege through a series of exquisitely wrought vignettes.

'Christine': A Shocking Act, Plus Traffic And Weather, After The Break

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Antonio Campos presents the story of Christine Chubbuck, a young TV reporter in Sarasota, Florida who stunned viewers with her on-air suicide in 1974.

'Certain Women' Confront The Uncertain Future With Quiet Desperation — And Resolve

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:00pm

In this triptych of films inspired by the short stories of Maile Meloy, director Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff) focuses on women striving to escape their prescribed roles.

Academy Chooses Bob Dylan As Unlikely Choice For Nobel Literature Prize

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:34pm

Bob Dylan is the 2016 Nobel Laureate in Literature. He's been on the list for years, but no one really expected him to get it. But, as it often does, the Swedish Academy surprised just about everyone with its choice.

Lucy Loves Lucy In 'Take My Wife'

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:34pm

When Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher went to pitch their new show they compared it to I Love Lucy. It's a goofy, sweet show — only this time, with lesbian comedians who are married to each other.

A Cinematic Classic Of Resistance Returns To The Big Screen

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 1:00pm

Bilal Qureshi writes that The Battle Of Algiers, currently in movie theaters for a 50th anniversary rerelease, influenced many films that followed it and has striking relevance to the present.

Vegan Chefs Show How To Make Even A Carrot The Centerpiece Of A Meal

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 12:21pm

V Street, the new cookbook by married chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, features recipes inspired by global street food. Jacoby says the right techniques can coax "amazing flavor" out of vegetables.




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