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Mystery Guest

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

This episode's Mystery Guest, Leslie Scott, calls in all the way from England. Leslie created something you can do with friends.

Dog, Park, Or Monster?

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

This, That, or the Other returns! Our clues fit into one of three categories: is it a dog breed, a national park, or a Japanese kaiju monster?

Tilt The Title

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

In this game, contestants rearrange the titles of famous books to make entirely new books.

Stump Jonathan Coulton

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

In this round of Stump Jonathan Coulton, it's the year 1004 and a relatively new hand-held object has just been derided by clergy as being "sinfully decadent."

Pablo Hidalgo: Red Five Standing By

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:47am

ENTER TEASER

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'This Is Us' And 'Speechless'

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:39am

Two All Things Considered hosts, Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish, join the table for conversations about the new fall family shows This Is Us and Speechless.

First Ladies Often Forge Food Trends, But Melania's Menu Is A Mystery

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 6:00am

Eleanor brought scrambled eggs and culinary austerity. Mamie favored boxes, cans and leftovers. Jackie embraced French food and Michelle redefined the national plate. And Melania? Who knows?

City Evicts Artists From Baltimore Warehouse Over Safety Concerns

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 6:00am

A makeshift artist studio and living space in Baltimore was shut down on Monday, just a few days after a deadly California warehouse fire. The tenants are now left wondering where to go from here.

New York Village Says It's The Model For 'It's A Wonderful Life' Town

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:48am

Residents of Seneca Falls, N.Y., are celebrating 70 years of Frank Capra's classic Christmas film. The town claims architectural and geographic similarities, and a scouting trip by the director.

'There's Something About Her': Podcast Explores How Oprah Became Oprah

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:29pm

In the new podcast, "Making Oprah," journalist Jenn White follows Oprah Winfrey's rise from Chicago talk show host to media mogul.

Go Home, 'Office Christmas Party,' You're Drunk

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

This sprawling, chaotic comedy about a sprawling, chaotic holiday party expects its improv-tested cast to make up for its skimpy script. Some performers do; most don't.

A Young Writer Finds A Fan Fiction Community — And Himself — In 'Slash'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Writer-director Clay Liford's low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.

An Old-School Hollywood Musical That's In Love With Hollywood: 'La La Land'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Damien Chazelle follows up Whiplash, his 2014 study in musical masochism, with a romantic musical full of catchy ditties and vibrant colors.

God's Daughter Writes A 'Brand New Testament,' But It Makes For Slight Reading

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's modern fable boasts a promising whimsical premise, but comes off disappointingly glib in execution.

Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:27pm

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:58am

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:30am

Book critic Maureen Corrigan says that if there's one word that characterizes her list this year, it's "serious." These books certainly aren't grim or dull, but they take on big, difficult subjects.

Small Batch: 'Younger'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:13am

We take a moment to chat with KQED pop culture writer Emmanuel Hapsis about the TV Land series Younger, which just closed its third season.

How Pablo Picasso And Diego Rivera Influenced Each Other

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

Two brilliant artists met just over a century ago when Pablo Picasso invited Mexican Diego Rivera to his Paris studio. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores how they influenced each other.

Not For You, Cindy Lou! These Tasty Holiday Treats Are For Grownups

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:13pm

With tantalizing twists like liqueur, coffee and spices, kids may turn up their little red noses at these decadent delights — but that just leaves more for you and your adult friends.

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