Games & Humor

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Frozen‘s married songwriters Bobby Lopez (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez let their competitive swagger shine in a game where the answers are mashed-up musicals.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The songwriters behind Disney’s Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez, recall their courtship and how a walk in the park led to the showstopper that won them an Oscar (and Bobby an EGOT).
 

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April 23, 2014 | NPR · What hath the Bard wrought? A legacy of words and idioms you’ll recognize from pop culture and even your own speech. On the occasion of his 450th birthday, Ask Me Another presents this handy glossary.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, but Hari Kondabolu doesn’t mind. Especially when it comes to jokes about race and ethnicity, he’s willing to explain until everyone gets it.
 

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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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News

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The suit alleged Google, Apple Intel and Adobe agreed not to recruit each others employees in order to drive down wages.
 

April 24, 2014 | NPR · The news marks an important flare-up in a long-running war between teachers unions and the federal government over standardized testing. Washington has become the first state to lose its waiver.
 

April 24, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry said there is no question Russia is behind an effort to destabilize eastern Ukraine.
 

Arts & Life

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Who Is Dayani Cristal?, a documentary narrated by actor Gael Garcia Bernal, examines the journey that costs many migrants to the United States their lives.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The revenge drama Blue Ruin demonstrates that the famous dish, often served more cool than cold, can sometimes be more dangerous in the hands of the sincere but inept.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It’s a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.
 

Music

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April 25, 2014 | NPR · Check out NPR Music’s latest batch of favorite new songs, including music from tUnE-yArDs, Dan Croll, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, SZA, Dana Falconberry, Ernest Ranglin and more.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Latin Alternative‘s Ernesto Lechner discusses the Venezuelan salsa singer, a personal favorite.
 

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April 24, 2014 | WXPN · Though today’s guests call Athens, Ga., home, they have roots in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where the father of lead singer Patterson Hood recorded with the legendary studio band.
 

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