Games & Humor

NPR
July 28, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It’s the Korean steak from Rhea’s Market and Deli in San Francisco.
 

July 27, 2014 | NPR · Today’s puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony (a type of flower). For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.
 

Courtesy Peaches Christ
July 25, 2014 | NPR · We’ve invited Peaches Christ, Queen of San Francisco Drag Queens, to play a game called “Fuggedaboutit!”
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Serkis serves as accidental ambassador for his country in this game, as he must get a contestant to guess the American English equivalents of British slang, like “collywobbles.” (Plus: Star Wars!)
 

Twentieth Century Fox
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The versatile actor is known for disappearing into his roles, like Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. In this game, we get to know Serkis, the human being.
 

NPR
July 21, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike’s Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.
 

July 20, 2014 | NPR · Two clues will be given. The first answer will be a brand name that sounds like it’s plural; change the first letter to spell a new word that answers the second clue.
 

AP
July 18, 2014 | NPR · Keller has done pretty well running a restaurant called The French Laundry, but how many clothes has he cleaned? We’ll find out.
 

July 13, 2014 | NPR · Every answer is a word starting with “ch,” and your clue will be an anagram of the word.
 

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July 11, 2014 | NPR · If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you’ve never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.
 

 

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News

July 30, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a “political stunt.”
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · A factory in Indiana is churning out massive quantities of beverage-grade rye whiskey. A food blogger discovered that many small distilleries are buying it and using it in bottles labeled “artisan.”
 

AP
July 30, 2014 | NPR · Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting “moderate” growth.
 

Arts & Life

July 30, 2014 | NPR · In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it’s $137. What’s going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
 

July 30, 2014 | NPR · Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that’s played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
 

AP/Warner Bros.
July 30, 2014 | NPR · From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
 

Music

KCRW
July 30, 2014 | KCRW · L.A. house-music pioneers Doc Martin and Marques Wyatt share a six-song mix on Metropolis.
 

KCRW
July 30, 2014 | KCRW · Two L.A. house-music pioneers, Doc Martin of Sublevel and Marques Wyatt of DEEP, join Jason Bentley on Metropolis to discuss their humble beginnings and share some of their current favorites.
 

Courtesy of the artist
July 30, 2014 | NPR · Prospect Hill is Flemons’ first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.
 

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