Games & Humor

December 21, 2014 | NPR · Every answer is the name of a kid’s toy that one might give for Christmas. Some are brand names, some are generic. Identify them from their anagrams.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Slate has rocketed to fame with her online film series Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and the movie Obvious Child — but there are some other famous Jennifers out there …
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Who better to help you through the stresses and strains of a modern Christmas than a 14th-century English poet? Yes, Geoffrey Chaucer is online now, and he’s here for all your holiday advice needs.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · Ah, the comfort of cliché gifts and holiday expectations well met. Frozen songwriters Bobby and Kristen Lopez sing about not-so-original gifts to the tune of Mariah Carey’s classic holiday earworm.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · We surveyed our loyal listeners on a wide range of holiday topics and quiz siblings Rosie Schaap (The New York Times Magazine) and Jeremy Schaap (ESPN) on the most popular answers, Family Feud-style.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · Many countries and cultures around the world have their own festive culinary customs. We team up with Adam Rapoport of Bon Appétit Magazine to quiz you on some unusual food traditions.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · We’ve rewritten the lyrics of the beloved Christmas carol “Angels We Have Heard on High” to be about things that begin with the “glo-” sound of its famous refrain: “Gloooooooooria [in excelsis Deo].”
 

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December 16, 2014 | NPR · The fast-paced board game — it’s a lot like Parcheesi — offers a way to escape the stress of life in the Ebola zone.
 

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December 16, 2014 | NPR · The co-founder of the Monty Python troupe admits he wasn’t “naturally gifted” at physical comedy, and learned a lot by imitation. His new memoir, So, Anyway…, covers his boyhood and early career.
 

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December 15, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It’s a latke-doughnut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.
 

 

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December 21, 2014 | NPR · The election pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against challenger Beji Caid Essebsi, who held a post in the ousted regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
 

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December 21, 2014 | NPR · On CNN’s State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.
 

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December 21, 2014 | NPR · Rellenong manok is a deboned chicken filled with a jumble of ingredients. If it seems hard to pin down how this dish got all its fillings, it’s because of the complexity of the Philippines’ culture.
 

Arts & Life

December 21, 2014 | KUNC · The latest movie from filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne stars Marion Cotillard as a young mother who fights to keep from getting screwed over by her colleagues at work.
 

December 21, 2014 | NPR · Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea’s leader. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.
 

December 21, 2014 | NPR · Cooper worked closely with Taya Kyle to turn her late husband’s book, about his time as a Navy SEAL, into a film. “We all felt him the whole time we were shooting the movie,” Cooper says.
 

Music

December 21, 2014 | NPR · In the 1960s, the Beatles sent their most loyal fans a Christmas gift every year — a flexi-disc. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to music writer Colin Fleming about the annual holiday single.
 

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December 21, 2014 | NPR · If we’re being honest, there was no consensus in R&B this year. Too many things happened, and we missed some ground-hugging gems, even a couple made by legends. These are ten of those.
 

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December 21, 2014 | KCRW · The singer and guitarist revisits “Hi-Fi,” from his much-loved breakthrough album, Transistor Radio.
 

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