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Candy Crush

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:24pm

Sweet, dude. Celebrities get the sugar rush-treatment in this mashup game that combines your favorite candies with well-known people.

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Yo Yo Yo!

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:24pm

Put on your best New York accent and get ready to shout along with this game — all the answers begin with the letters Y-O. Because, you know, YOLO.

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You're Eighty-Sixed!

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:24pm

Our host, the SummerStage Festival, was founded in 1986, so we decided to pay homage to that year — musically.

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The Tin Age Of Television

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:24pm

In this game, guess whether TV show descriptions are of actual short-lived '80s shows, or if we made them up.

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Totally Rad Sayings

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:24pm

We're celebrating all things '80s in this show, and why not start with the decade's unmistakable slang? We'll thesaurus-ize some '80s phrases, and you have to give us the original saying.

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At 79, Woody Allen Says There's Still Time To Do His Best Work

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:03pm

The filmmaker opens up about being an "imperfectionist" and how his current marriage started as "a fling."

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:55pm

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.

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With 'Paper Towns,' Author John Green Reopens Search For Agloe, N.Y.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:38pm

Agloe, N.Y., is not a town in the real sense. It's a dot on a map put there by cartographers some 85 years ago to help them catch people illegally copying their work. The fictitious town is among a number of map traps and "paper towns" that inspired novelist John Green to write his book and now movie, Paper Towns. He shares the story of Agloe, and what he found when he used a map to try to travel there.

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The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:33pm

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.

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A Hollywood Animal Trainer's Secrets For Getting Dogs To Act On Cue

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:03pm

Teresa Ann Miller often works with distracted performers, but the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "The dogs just thought it was a party," she says of the film's dog-pack scene.

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'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:28am

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.

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'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:41am

From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have put code-switching front and center in their comedy show.

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Peace, Love And Realness In A Hip Hop History

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 9:03am

Cartoonist Ed Piskor has just put out the new book in his award-winning Hip Hop Family Tree series. It's an exhaustive, good-natured look at the birth of hip hop that avoids the pitfall of voyeurism.

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Heartbreakers: Why Some Books Didn't Make The Final Romance List

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 6:03am

Not every submission to our big romance poll made it onto the list. Some books, while classics, have not aged well, some books were too new to judge, and some were lacking the crucial happy ending.

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Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 6:03am

It's the NPR Books Summer of Love, so to celebrate, we asked our readers to nominate their favorite romances. And the results are in: 100 love stories to help every reader find a happy ever after.

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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:39pm

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.

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Tina Fey Accidentally Explains How Netflix Is Like Podcasting

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:33pm

On demand is on demand, as it turns out, whether it's video or audio. Even Tina Fey says so.

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Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:49pm

Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.

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A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:17pm

In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.

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A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:17pm

In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.

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