Games & Humor

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.
 

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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.
 

NPR
August 11, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try The Dahlia, from Denver Biscuit Co. It’s a breakfast sandwich served on a French toast biscuit.
 

August 10, 2014 | NPR · For each four-letter word given, insert two letters exactly in the middle to complete a common, uncaplitalized six-letter word.
 

YouTube
August 5, 2014 | NPR · Noah Ritter’s interview at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania is a wonder of stream-of-consciousness, heavily sprinkled with one word: “apparently.”
 

NPR
August 4, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we find the best possible meal at a baseball game. It’s the Crazy Crab’z Sandwich at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
 

 

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News

AP
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.
 

MCT/Landov
August 22, 2014 | NPR · As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can’t move and social gatherings are discouraged.
 

Arts & Life

August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

August 22, 2014 | NPR · Katy Simpson Smith’s novel, set during the American Revolution, was inspired by her research on mothers in the South. “Death was sort of the specter that haunted every aspect of life,” she says.
 

Courtesy of The Shout! Factory
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.
 

Music

August 22, 2014 | NPR · Our puzzler for careful listeners: This week, featuring fills and intros selected by Joe Easley, drummer for The Dismemberment Plan. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

KCRW
August 22, 2014 | KCRW · One of the first big blog-rock bands visits Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform “Coming Down,” the first single from its new fourth album, Only Run.
 

August 22, 2014 | NPR · The 25-year-old guitarist-singer-songwriter has already served as an opening act on Jack White’s recent tour, and he may be ready for headliner status.
 

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