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See You Later Alligator

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

Florida is home to about 1.5 million alligators, so we've crafted this game around the expression, "See you later, alligator!" Each answer contains a word that ends in ator. See you later, gladiator!

Fantasy Sports

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

We ask contestants to identify sports franchises that share their names with things found in fantasy literature.

Spy Spy Spy

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

Orlando is the primordial soup from which many of the most successful boy bands emerged. In recognition, we have rewritten N*SYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" to be about famous fictional spy spy spies.

Meet the Experts: Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

Because in space, no one can hear you complain about errors in sci-fi movies, we challenge NASA Scientists to a game about space related movies.

Decode The State

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

What vice president "lost" the 2000 election, but won an Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth"? That's ALABAMA Gore, when you replace the postal code A-L with the full state name.

Mike Rowe: Public Radio Shopping Network

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 9:23am

We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs and Somebody's Gotta Do It about his own surprising career path. Then he calls upon his experience as a QVC host in a game about hawking unusual items.

How Can We Design For A Better Experience?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:36am

The designer behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat explains why design is in the details, and why designers often get those details wrong.

A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:52am

There's a private art gallery at CIA headquarters — who knew? Museum director Toni Hiley says the agency has a young workforce and the collection of art and artifacts helps them learn from the past.

A Political Study With No Diagnosis, But Plenty Of Access

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:14pm

Weiner is a documentary about the fall of Anthony Weiner's 2013 campaign for mayor. The access that Weiner and his wife allowed the filmmakers is a little baffling, but it makes for quite a story.

Female Students Flip The Script For 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising'

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:00pm

The follow-up to the successful film about a couple menaced by a nearby frat house does an interesting gender reversal as girls rebel against a rule that prevents them from holding their own parties.

Hollywood Stars Speak Out In Effort To Combat Gender Pay Gap

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Actress Robin Wright made a splash when she revealed that it was only by threatening to go public that she was able to negotiate her House of Cards salary to be the same as that of her male co-star. Pay equity in Hollywood isn't a new issue, but getting around it by sharing salary information might be a new way to combat it.

'Little Labors' Is No Small Feat

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:00pm

Rivka Galchen's meditation on motherhood is wry, low-key and non-linear, inspired by the 11th-century Japanese classic The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon — and the sleep-deprived brains of new parents.

This Is What A Feast For 5,000 Made From Food Waste Looks Like

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:57am

A small brigade of volunteers chopped up thousands of pounds of vegetables that might otherwise have landed in the dump. Celebrity chefs helped whip it into a meal tasty enough to get crowds to care.

'Eleven Hours' Vividly Depicts The Beauty And Brutality Of Childbirth

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:33am

Pamela Erens' new novel takes place in the maternity ward of a New York hospital as a pregnant nurse assists in another woman's labor. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a fierce read.

Why An Art Historian Took NYPD Officers To The Met

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:29pm

Art historian Amy Herman took officers from the New York Police Department to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and used art to show them how to look closer at their own cases.

Kenya Barris On 'Black-ish' And What Kids Lose When They Grow Up With More

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:26pm

Barris' ABC comedy series was inspired by his own family experiences. He says the show is about "raising your kids in a different environment than you were accustomed to being raised in."

'Devil And The Bluebird' Is A Magical, Musical Road Trip

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 6:00am

Jennifer Mason-Black's new novel has echoes of the Odyssey. It follows a young musician who makes a deal with a devil at the crossroads: Her voice, in exchange for a way to find her missing sister.

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses 'The Sympathizer' And His Escape From Vietnam

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 1:00pm

Nguyen and his family fled their village in South Vietnam in 1975. He won the Pulitzer Prize this year for The Sympathizer, a spy novel set during and just after the war in Vietnam.

Racing Toward TV's Future, Late-Night Shows Shift To Any-Time Social Media

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:56am

Late-night talk shows are focusing increasing on their web audiences with segments like "Carpool Karaoke" and "Lip Sync Battle." TV critic David Bianculli says the changes are exciting.

The Nightmarish Reality Of Ceausescu's Romania In 'The Fox'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:00am

Herta Müller's remarkable novel tells the story of a young schoolteacher who becomes convinced, through gruesome clues, that the Romanian dictator's secret police are closing in on her.




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