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The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:34am

Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.

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Gone Fishing

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:10am

There's something fishy about this final round. Every answer contains a type of fish, but be careful: some are unexpected. Did you know that a mullet isn't just Billy Ray Cyrus' go-to hairstyle?

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Andrew W.K.: Jesus Christ Super Quiz

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:10am

Musician, motivational speaker, and party pro Andrew W.K. is a man of many talents—but did you know that he is also an expert on Jesus Christ Superstar? We wrote him a quiz on his favorite rock opera.

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Unruly Passengers

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:10am

"I specifically requested not to be on the Pinta!" In this game, we imagine the complaints passengers might have made on certain historical journeys, such as Columbus's expedition to the New World.

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Tonight We're Going to Party

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:10am

Who says you can only "party like it's 1999"? Jonathan Coulton sings rewritten lyrics to Prince's classic hit, describing famous events that happened in less festive years. Let's party like it's 1775!

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Nick Names

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:10am

Many celebrities are better known by their monikers, like Babe Ruth or J. Lo. In this game, we created nicknames for people who already have the name "Nick." Who might "Mr. Mariah Carey" be?

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How Now, Brown Cow?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:10am

If you've ever wondered about the origins of the phrase "How now, brown cow," we can't help you. But just for kicks, we wrote a game in which every answer rhymes with "cow." How now, kung pao?

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Random Questions With: Andrew W.K.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:10am

This rocker VIP parties hard. The musician shares tales of his humble beginnings gigging at Starbucks, and then answers a series of questions about how to be the life of the party.

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Book News: Rush Limbaugh Wins Children's Book 'Author Of The Year' Award

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:00am

Also: Publishers Weekly has a free e-book with excerpts from more than 30 of the most anticipated books of fall and winter; an ode to air purification that actually purifies the air.

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Huck And Jim Ride The River Of Time In 'Boy In His Winter'

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:52am

In Norman Lock's new novel, Huck and Jim set out on their raft in 1835, but are swept up and along through three wrenching centuries: slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and onward.

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Bye-Bye To Baba: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:03am

After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on-camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the ground-breaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.

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Book Review: 'American Innovations'

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:00pm

Alan Cheuse reviews American Innovations, a new collection of short stories by Rivka Galchen.

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Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange Walk Into An Elevator ...

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:47pm

Video of a fight between the rapper and his sister-in-law surfaced this week, and many of us watched, pointed and laughed. But, is it any of our business, really?

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Greenwald On NSA Leaks: 'We've Erred On The Side Of Excess Caution'

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:50am

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says he and his team weighed the public's interest against the potential harm to innocent people when deciding how much of Edward Snowden's leaked documents to make public.

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Jay Z Has Another Problem To Add To His 99

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:33am

Social media is still buzzing about the video of Beyonce's younger sister Solange attacking Jay Z while leaving a party. But is it any of our business? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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An Interview With The Alleged Purse Of Solange Knowles

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:19am

We continue our series of fever-dream interviews with inanimate objects by chatting with the purse the woman who appears to be Solange Knowles is carrying in the internet's current favorite video.

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Home Is Where You Hang Your Apron

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:40am

Whether it's across town or across the ocean, moving is unsettling. But re-creating a meaningful meal — one that connects us to childhood, traditions or travels — can make us feel at home anywhere.

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Book News: Was A Belgian Policeman The Real-Life Hercule Poirot?

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:32am

Also: Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1863 letter of recommendation for a job-seeking Walt Whitman; an interview with Peggy McIntosh, who wrote about "white privilege."

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'The Memory Garden' Grows With Grace And Tenderness

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:03am

Mary Rickert's new magical realist novel stars women often pushed to the edges of narrative: the elderly. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls it a lovely, uplifting book of friendship, sadness, and healing.

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How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:41am

Funny Or Die, a site founded by comedians including Will Ferrell, is finding ways to channel the loose comedy of the Internet into projects both online and on television.

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