A rewritten Bruce Springsteen classic--growled to perfection by They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh--recounts candidates who ran for President, and lost. "Champs like us, Joey we were born to run!"
Go the distance for this final round, where all the answers contain some form of measurement. For example, the nickname for London's Metropolitan Police Service is "Scotland Yard."
Why are Doc Holliday and Dr. Martens a paradox? Because they're a "pair of 'Docs.'" Every answer is a word that begins with the letters p-a-r-a, followed by the word that two clues have in common.
The geniuses at Crayola always crank out crazy crayon names, from "Mac & Cheese" to "Inchworm." Can you deduce real crayon names from ones we made up?
All the answers are celebrity names that end in the letters "e-r." What Community star would throw down the gauntlet in a rap battle against his alter ego Childish Gambino? Hint: Not Danny Glover.
In the enchanted forest, fairy tale villains are interrogated by the elite Fairy Tales Victims Unit. These are their stories. Can you solve whodunit from these fabled motives?
The Daily Show correspondent recalls the impact American brunch had on his Indo-Muslim upbringing, and the benefits of resembling Michael Jackson as a teenager.
Voyage of the Basilisk is the latest book in Marie Brennan's Memoirs of Lady Trent series; critic Genevieve Valentine says if you love dragons like Lady Trent does, now's the time to get acquainted.
In his latest novel, T.C. Boyle is at play in his usual fields: California, baby boomer angst, fathers and sons. But critic Jason Sheehan says it's a gory, absurdist, expertly paced frolic.
The new movie Woman In Gold tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to give back a painting of her aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer.
Fatima Bhutto is a member of the one of the most famous families in Pakistan. Her novel, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, is about Pakistan's remote tribal regions, where loyalties are very divided.
Poet and author Margaret Howe Freydburg died last week at 107; she wrote and published well past her 100th birthday. Her friend Nancy Slonim Aronie has an appreciation of a remarkable woman.
When Johanna Basford first told her publisher she wanted to draw books for adults — well, she says, "You can imagine how quiet they were." Today, both of her books have become sell-out successes.
Alex Gibney intersperses recently unearthed concert footage from 1971 with vintage and newly recorded interviews to make Sinatra: All or Nothing At All. It's illuminating and by no means a puff piece.
Cucumber tells the adventures of a middle-aged gay man; Banana is a series of short stories. Russell T. Davies, who made Queer As Folk, says the titles came from a scientific institute in Switzerland.
The multitalented filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky turns to fiction (sort of) with Where the Bird Sings Best, a semi-autobiographical novel that critic Juan Vidal calls "brilliant, mad, unpredictable."
Ronson's new So You've Been Publicly Shamed looks at the ways social media shaming affects both the targets and those doing the shaming. Critic Eric Weiner calls it sharp-eyed and often hilarious.
"There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us," says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.
British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
Sutton Foster stars in a new comedy about a woman who learns that there are a lot of ways to be hassled over your age.