Games & Humor

NPR
September 29, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try the Pizza Cake, which is a fancy way of saying “a bunch of pizzas stacked on top of each other.”
 

September 28, 2014 | NPR · This week, we’ve got clues for two words. Add a long A sound at the end of the first word to phonetically get the second one.
 

The Penguin Group
September 27, 2014 | NPR · We ask Elizabeth Gilbert about the opposites of eating, praying and loving. Her latest novel is called The Signature of All Things.
 

September 25, 2014 | NPR · Redemption is nigh for returning contestants who have reached the final round. Whose instincts about names containing animals (Snoop Dogg) will lead to victory?
 

NPR
September 25, 2014 | NPR · Hedwig is about forging a singular identity from two different elements. We test Mitchell’s encyclopedic knowledge of ‘New Hollywood’ films by mashing up titles of classic films that share a word.
 

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September 25, 2014 | NPR · The Tony Award-winner is best known for creating the story of a transgender punk-rock star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In this game, we remove the make-up and discover the man under the wig.
 

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September 24, 2014 | NPR · A debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. Attacks online have turned heated, vicious and ugly.
 

NPR
September 22, 2014 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we eat a mashed-potato-and-sausage-log tribute to our beloved 16th president. After this meal, the better angels of our nature may need CPR.
 

September 21, 2014 | NPR · Given a five-letter word, insert two new letters between the second and third letters of the given word to complete a common seven-letter word.
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · Since we specialize in asking people things they know nothing about, we’ve decided to ask Rick Steves three questions about the people out there in the world who have his name, but reversed.
 

 

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News

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · With the territory’s leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.
 

AP
October 1, 2014 | NPR · Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.
 

AP
October 1, 2014 | NPR · Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed reenforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.
 

Arts & Life

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans visited the set of FX’s cross-border crime drama, discovering the way the show’s Spanish-language scenes help reveal new dimensions to the series’ Mexican characters.
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman’s new collection of poems, “Once in the West.”
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, “How to Cook Everything Fast,” which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook.
 

Music

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · The final weeks of summer brought us new music from two of the biggest names in dance music, the return of post-rock, and a remix of Black Box’s “Everybody Everybody.”
 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · The Strokes frontman — now with a new band, The Voidz — returns with his most challenging release yet: a strange, dark album influenced by ’80s hardcore and underground world music.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Two new albums, a solo effort and a collaboration with the band 3RDEYEGIRL, mark Prince’s return to the studio. Tom Moon says that only one fully captures what an explosive performer he can still be.
 

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