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Blank Of Blank

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:53am

One of Pittsburgh's nicknames is "City of Bridges," referring to its many river-spanning structures. All of the answers in this final round are three-word phrases with the word "of" in the middle.

It's A Numbers Game

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:53am

Order the following famous families from most amount of brothers to the fewest brothers: Jonas Brothers, Marx Brothers, Ringling Brothers. That would be Ringling (7), Marx (5) and Jonas (4).

In A Class By Itself

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:53am

Contestants tell us whether classes are made up, or a real course that students are amassing thousands of dollars of debt to enroll in.

Living On My Hair

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:53am

From Questlove to Jennifer Aniston, it's really the hair that makes the icon. We rewrote the Bon Jovi song "Livin' on a Prayer" to be about famous people with famous hair.

Fictional Full Names

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:53am

We quiz contestants on some famous characters known only by their nickname.

National Public Roundup

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:53am

We put the "fun" in "funding credits" in this game where we tweak NPR's classic on-air acknowledgements.

I Second That Emotion

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:53am

Invisibilia hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel talk about science, story, and self-help.

'Like Family' Rewards The Patient Reader

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:03am

Physicist-turned-author Paolo Giordano's new novel follows a couple adrift after their beloved housekeeper dies. Critic Heller McAlpin says the book is melancholy, but offers a subtle hope.

Photojournalist Pays It Forward After Earning Thousands In Copyright Fees

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 3:55pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to photojournalist Yunghi Kim who has taken copyright fees from her photographs and created small grants for other photographers.

Gloria Steinem Shares What She Learned 'On The Road'

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 3:50pm

At 81, Gloria Steinem is still going strong. The noted feminist has been on tour promoting a new book, My Life On The Road, which she insists is not a memoir.

Pitmasters Fan The Flames Of All-Wood Barbecue

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 3:28pm

Barbecue lovers once feared that wood-fueled pits were endangered. But as appreciation of this traditional cooking method grows, pitmasters are finding wood-only is good business.

Classic Sci-Fi Comic 'Eternaut' Fights The Power

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 6:03am

What should science fiction look like? That's a question that absorbed the creators of The Eternaut, an iconic comic about an alien invasion, first serialized in a Buenos Aires newspaper in the 1950s.

Looking For A Podcast? Try 'Fugitive Waves'

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 4:20pm

Jenna Weiss-Berman, director of audio at Buzzfeed, says this podcast, produced by Kitchen Sisters Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, offers a gorgeous and complete soundscape.

Japanese Illustrator Shigeru Mizuki Dies At 93

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 3:32pm

One of Japan's most beloved illustrators has died. Shigeru Mizuki always loved to draw, but it wasn't until he was in his 40s that he began to publish his most important work.

Boston Museum Exhibit Celebrates Legacy Of Black Mountain College

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 3:32pm

Black Mountain College was only open for 24 years, but it helped foment the work of several artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cy Twombly. Now it's the subject of the first major museum retrospective at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.

Heroic Women In Strong Poses: Serena Williams, Amy Schumer In Pirelli Calendar

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 3:25pm

"Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman." — that's how comedian Amy Schumer sums up this year's Pirelli calendar.

Actress Niecy Nash Is 'Getting On' Just Fine

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:54pm

Perhaps best known for her work on Reno 911, Nash talks to Fresh Air contributor Anna Sale about playing a nurse on HBO's Getting On, a series about an extended care facility for elderly women.

'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Unspools The Artistry Of The Master Of Suspense

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:54pm

Director Kent Jones discusses his new documentary, which was inspired by a 1962 series of in-depth interviews between French filmmaker François Truffaut and the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock.

'Your Brother's Blood' Gives New Life To The Undead

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 6:04am

Zombie stories are everywhere, but David Towsey's new book takes an unexpected turn — to a gritty, far-future world with echoes of the American West, full of undead who still have hearts and souls.

'Hollywood Reporter' Ending Annual Index Of Powerful Women In Entertainment

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 4:17am

Janice Min, president of The Hollywood Reporter, tells Steve Inskeep why the magazine will stop publishing its "Women in Entertainment Power 100" list as a ranking.

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