Games & Humor

NPR
March 30, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
 

Paul Hollingsworth
March 29, 2015 | NPR · The dinosaurs are a lot smaller than the originals — and so is one of the filmmakers. Paul Hollingsworth and his 8-year-old daughter, Hailee, made a short parody of the science fiction classic.
 

March 29, 2015 | NPR · The challenge is a game of categories based on the word “watch.” For each category provided, name something starting with each of the letters W-A-T-C-H.
 

AP
March 28, 2015 | NPR · The final season of Mad Men is about to begin, so we’ve decided to ask the show’s creator about men who are glad rather than mad — success coaches, motivational speakers and happiness gurus.
 

March 26, 2015 | NPR · Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.
 

NPR
March 23, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try the YUMBO. It’s a Burger King sandwich with ham and cheese recently pulled out of retirement.
 

March 22, 2015 | NPR · For each word given, name another that can follow it to complete a compound word or two-word phrase. The last and first letters of the first word must be the first and second letters of the second.
 

Courtesy of Henry Holt & Co.
March 21, 2015 | NPR · For his latest book, The Whites, novelist Richard Price decided to use a pen name. In retrospect, he wishes he hadn’t.
 

HBO
March 19, 2015 | NPR · Ahead of the season finale of HBO’s Looking, the co-stars who play on-again, off-again couple Patrick and Richie talk about redefining gay life on television and play a game about other TV romances.
 

March 16, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a Chicago sandwich classic from Jim’s Original. They leave the bone in — for flavor, and for danger.
 

 

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News

White House
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Obama commuted 22 sentences for federal prisoners serving time for drug-related crimes. Obama said that under current laws, those inmates would have already been released.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · The Secret Service, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, is refusing to allow his committee to interview two agents involved in the investigation of a potential bomb near the White House.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · Two of the state’s largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Sammy Edwards
March 31, 2015 | NPR · British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
 

TV Land
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Sutton Foster stars in a new comedy about a woman who learns that there are a lot of ways to be hassled over your age.
 

The Kobal Collection
March 31, 2015 | NPR · The late novelist’s Millennium series is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.
 

Music

WXPN
March 31, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · It was in Philly where Jimmy Smith first took a church instrument and made it swing. Years later, the city’s jazz community gathers to salute its many soulful pioneers of the Hammond B-3 organ.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 31, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · One of today’s great singers celebrates the centennial of a jazz icon. Wilson brings her fresh arrangements of classic tunes to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Hear an epic new tune from Actress, a mbalax workout by Mark Ernestus of Rhythm & Sound, and four more cuts we loved from March.
 

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