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State the State

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:26pm

Contestants guess which U.S. state we're talking about based on a list of clues. Jell-O is the official snack of what state?

Queen Diva Of Quizzes

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:26pm

This week Big Freedia bounces onto the scene! The queen diva of bounce music gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.

Stump Jonathan Coulton

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:26pm

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, they wore spacesuits developed by a company well-known for making a piece of everyday clothing. Can Coulton guess what piece?

Did Ya Ever Notice?

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:26pm

We test how well you remember things that you've seen many, many times. How many dots are on a Domino's Pizza box — three or four?

A Neeeeeeew Game

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:26pm

The answer to every question is something that starts with or sounds like the word "new." If we said, "Your prize is someone who constantly inconveniences you!" You'd answer... "A nuuuuuuu-isance!"

Comic Jim Gaffigan On Stand-Up, Faith And Raising Five Kids

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:16pm

The Catholic stand-up comic says faith is a central part of his humor. He stars in the TV Land series, The Jim Gaffigan Show. Originally broadcast Sept. 24, 2015.

A Longing For Lentils, Or How I Learned To Find Home Where The Daal Is

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:01pm

Daal, yellow, red, brown, or black, is a staple across India. It is often described, inadequately, as lentil soup. Except it's so much more. For a lifelong expat, it's an anchor in an shifting world.

Floral Arrangements

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:41am

Each of these answers contains the name of a flower or flowering plant. If we were to say, "British singer who recorded the albums "It's Not Me, It's You" and "Sheezus," you would reply, "Lily Allen."

State The State

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:41am

Contestants guess which U.S. state we're talking about based on a list of clues. Jell-O is the official snack of what state?

Movie-Rap Mash Up

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:41am

Contestants must mash up movie titles with the names of famous hip-hop and rap artists.

Queen Diva Of Quizzes

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:41am

This week Big Freedia bounces onto the scene! The queen diva of bounce music gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.

Stump Jonathan Coulton

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:41am

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, they wore spacesuits developed by a company well-known for making a piece of everyday clothing. Can Coulton guess what piece?

Did Ya Ever Notice?

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:41am

We test how well you remember things that you've seen many, many times. How many dots are on a Domino's Pizza box — three or four?

Gotta Catch 'Em All, Or At Least A Few: A Pokemon Neophyte Tries 'Pokemon GO'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 9:54am

In which a middle-aged guy who doesn't know a Charizard from a Jigglypuff tries out the just-released "augmented reality" game Pokemon GO, and promptly creeps out his neighbors.

A Story Of Sisters And The Pain They Carry

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:00pm

While less emotionally urgent than some of director Hirokazu Kore-eda's previous work, Our Little Sister retains the director's interest in the plight of emotionally neglected children.

A Television Giant Comes Into Focus

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You doesn't address itself to all the current manifestations of the national attitudes at stake in All In The Family, but there's much to be learned from it.

Just Fur Fun, Peeking At 'The Secret Life Of Pets'

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:00pm

An animated animal version of Toy Story sounds like a good idea, but when the animals don't act like animals, the film runs low on inspiration.

Los Angeles Chef Pushes Boundaries Of Taste In Art Installation

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Los Angeles's top cult chef has been pushing the boundaries of taste at the Museum of Contemporary Art with an art installation that combines dining, sculpture and taxidermy. It's also a way for a museum to connect with the city's vibrant food scene.

Dispelling The Myth Of A Classless Society In 'White Trash'

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Is America really a classless society? As part of the All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to author Nancy Isenberg about her new book, White Trash which argues the notion of a classless society is a myth that hides an ugly truth about how we view the poor.

'Underground Airlines' Is An Extraordinary Work Of Alternate History

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:17pm

In his new novel, Ben H. Winters imagines that the Civil War never happened and that slavery is still legal in some states. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Underground Airlines is "one suspenseful tale."

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