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Taking A Vowel Of Poverty

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:54am

In this final round, all answers are words that contain three or more of a single vowel — and only that vowel. Strap on your bikinis and muumuus, and crank up the Bananarama!

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John Turturro: Walken On Sunshine

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:54am

Turturro is a star in his own right, but he and his wife, actress Katherine Borowitz play a game about fellow thespian Christopher Walken. We've got a fever, and the only prescription is more trivia!

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Fuhgeddaboutdit!

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:54am

The Spice Girls are comprised of Sporty, Posh, Scary, Ginger and...? We'll tell you all the members of a certain category, except one. Give us your Brooklyn accent. Call us out on the one we forgot.

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Popping The Question

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:53am

Music sometimes asks big questions, like "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?" In this game, rewritten lyrics to inquisitively-titled songs make them decidedly weirder. Tell me why: why do hands fit in gloves?

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Master Class With John Turturro

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:53am

The prolific actor has turned to the director's chair for Fading Gigolo, but we couldn't resist asking him to perform some of his most iconic lines, from The Big Lebowski to Transformers, for a game.

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Stick To Your Day Job

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:53am

Sometimes a career switch is all you need, but some celebs might have been better off not branching out. Whose acting makes him "Master and Commander," but his singing is "Les Miserables"?

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Aww-Inspiring

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:53am

The internet is good for many things, but especially pictures of dogs in tiny hats. All answers in this game contain the sound "aw." Say them like you're looking at an adorable corgi puppy.

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Magic From The Margins In Long-Awaited 'Long Hidden'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:00am

A new fantasy anthology collects stories from places and voices often overlooked by mainstream authors, from a Qing Dynasty courtesan in China to the Igbo rebels of Nigeria's 1929 "Women's War."

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Home Has Four Wheels: Photos Of People Who've Broken Down Walls

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:03am

People live out of their cars for all sorts of reasons. Photographer Andrew Waits set out to document their stories. He asked dozens of people across five states why they had left their houses behind.

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As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined 'Face Value'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:56am

After World War II, portraiture fell out of fashion. But an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery celebrates some rebel artists who found new, clever and funny ways to portray the human figure.

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Maya Angelou Reads 'Still I Rise'

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:06pm

Author and poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. In a recording, Angelou reads her poem "Still I Rise."

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The Life Of Poet Maya Angelou, From Poverty To Presidential Prizes

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:06pm

Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.

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Burton Calls On 'Star Trek' Fans To Bring 'Reading Rainbow' To The Next Generation

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:06pm

Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2009, but the show's host, LeVar Burton, is raising money for an interactive website — and offering some pledge rewards that make NPR tote bags pale in comparison.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:43pm

In 1986, Angelou spoke to Terry Gross about Southern influences in her writing, her love of autobiography and how, as a traumatized young girl, poetry inspired her to start speaking again.

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Nikki Giovanni Honors Her Late Friend Maya Angelou

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:12am

Legendary poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. Poet Nikki Giovanni, who was a friend, remembers her life and work.

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#YesAllWomen Puts Spotlight On Misogyny

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:12am

As details emerge about a Santa Barbara college student who killed six people, Americans are raising questions on social media about misogyny, sex and entitlement. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 8:41am

Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.

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'Gottland': A Short Book About Stalin's Long Shadow

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 6:03am

Polish journalist Mariusz Szczygieł's compilation of short vignettes about Czechoslovakia centers on Prague's infamous Stalin monument, a giant edifice that lingers despite its destruction in 1962.

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