Games & Humor

August 31, 2014 | NPR · Every answer this week is a made-up two-word phrase, in which both words start with ‘S’ and they’re anagrams of each other.
 

Photo Courtesy of Gov. Deval Patrick's Office
August 29, 2014 | NPR · The governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts will answer three questions about the annual art festival taking place in the desert of northern Nevada.
 

Twitch.TV screen shot
August 25, 2014 | NPR · Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay “a global phenomenon.”
 

August 24, 2014 | NPR · Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase, in which the first word has 5 letters. Drop its last letter and read the remaining 4 letters backward, and you’ll get the second word of the phrase.
 

Mandee Johnson
August 19, 2014 | NPR · It used to be that a TV appearance was the key to success for comedians. In the past five years stand-up comedy has seen a global revival thanks to the Internet, and in particular, thanks to podcasts.
 

NPR
August 18, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.
 

August 17, 2014 | NPR · Every answer is made up of a two-word phrase, in which the second word has three syllables, and the first word sounds like the last two of these syllables.
 

National Scrabble Championship
August 14, 2014 | NPR · In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including “florigen.” Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, “He’s going to be kicking himself for missing ‘gramarye.’ “
 

Robyn von Swank
August 14, 2014 | NPR · The comedian is known for his biting and bloodthirsty humor. Naturally, he’s also a big fan of sharks. In this quiz, the funny guy sinks his teeth into some underwater trivia.
 

August 14, 2014 | NPR · There’s a joke in LA that everyone — from your dog walker to your dry cleaner — is writing a screenplay. C.W. Neill pokes fun at that romantic Hollywood craft in This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs.
 

 

Comments are closed.

News

September 2, 2014 | NPR · By early morning, 17 were still on the loose. The teens escaped after they found a weak spot in the center’s perimeter fence.
 

Shutterstock
September 2, 2014 | OZY · A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.
 

September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon said it was still “assessing the results of the operation.” Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.
 

Arts & Life

iStockphoto.com
September 2, 2014 | NPR · Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it’s a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The process of becoming a man isn’t always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
 

Alison Rosa
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year’s box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 2, 2014 | NPR · Check out our favorite dance tracks from the past month, featuring a new anthem from Recondite and some not-so-Basic House from the founder of Opal Tapes.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · Guitarist Joe Beck said he thought of the guitar as a six-piece band. Music reviewer Tom Moon says that’s exactly how Beck’s music sounds: layers of overlapping ideas. He reviews Beck’s posthumous release, “Get Me Joe Beck.”
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Plant’s 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab