Games & Humor

April 20, 2014 | NPR · With spring in the air, it’s a fitting time for a flower puzzle. Find the flower answer using its anagram, minus one letter.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · Travel with us on our journey through vintage McDonald’s ads, as we take note of what has and hasn’t changed in the art of selling burgers to brown people.
 

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April 14, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, our non-Jewish colleagues get an introduction to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
 

Niantic Labs
April 14, 2014 | NPR · Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.
 

Blizzard Entertainment
April 13, 2014 | NPR · The wide, wide world of multiplayer online games can be intimidating for the would-be gamer. Here’s how to meet great people and avoid the trolls.
 

April 13, 2014 | NPR · Three words that start with the same letter will be presented in a group. Find a word that shares the same first letter as the three, and that can follow each word to forma new compound word.
 

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April 11, 2014 | NPR · Morris — whose latest film, The Unknown Known, is about Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld — answers three questions about Rooney, who died Sunday at 93.
 

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April 10, 2014 | NPR · As part of his act, Buress performs his own “Gibberish Rap,” but he’s also an expert on hip-hop. He plays this game with our contestant, describing songs without using their titles.
 

Dave Taub
April 10, 2014 | NPR · Hear how the comic and actor (Broad City) moved to New York and landed writing gigs on SNL and 30 Rock. Plus, Buress leads a game in which all the answers are terrible puns on the name “Shaq.”
 

April 6, 2014 | NPR · This puzzle is called “Middle C.” For each prompt or clue, think of a common three-syllable word or name in which the middle syllable is pronounced “cee.”
 

 

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News

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter’s story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.
 

Maryellen Rogers
April 20, 2014 | NPR · Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · Based on Google Alerts, a snapshot of pandas in black-and-white. In the here-and-now.
 

Arts & Life

April 20, 2014 | NPR · In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Petra Mayer profiles YA author Ann Brashares, whose new book The Here and Now follows a young girl and her community who’ve escaped a terrible future via time travel and landed in our present.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · The new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, is a look at how the white-collar world came to be the way it is, and what it might become. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with author Nikil Saval.
 

Music

April 19, 2014 | NPR · Canadian jazz saxophonist Christine Jensen has begun using a full “jazz orchestra” of up to 18 players, opening new horizons for her. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Jensen about her new album, Habitat.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: A cat video, a live double rainbow and all the soles you can shake a camera at.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
 

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