Arts

  • VIP Graphic illustrator Adrian Tomine (Right) and special guest Yo La Tengo's James McNew (Left) on Ask Me Another at The Bell House in Brooklyn, New York.
    Mike Katzif / NPR
    2:20pm Feb 18, 2016
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    Cover Me With Adrian Tomine

    We attempt to make visual art radio-friendly in our VIP game. VIP Adrian Tomine and special guest Yo La Tengo's James McNew guess classic albums based on Ophira and Jonathan's descriptions.
  • 1:54pm Feb 18, 2016
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    Who's The Boss

    30 Rock's Liz Lemon. Who's her boss? In this final round, we name fictional employees and ask for the boss best associated with that characters.
  • 1:54pm Feb 18, 2016
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    A Store By Any Other Name

    We head to the mall with nothing but a debit card and a thesaurus. We read clues in which the name of a popular retailer is replaced with a synonym and asked our contestants for the real store name.
  • 1:54pm Feb 18, 2016
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    This, In A Bottle

    Shampoo, Wes Anderson and orange juice-- what do these things all have in common? Jonathan Coulton sings Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" with clues about stuff you find in bottles.
  • 1:54pm Feb 18, 2016
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    Release The Catchphrase

    The 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans wasn't that memorable, save for Liam Neeson's line, "Release the Kraken!" Contestants answer with phrases that start with the "cr" sound as Zeus himself.
  • 1:54pm Feb 18, 2016
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    Pop Culture Court

    Order in the court! In this game, we describe fictional Supreme Court cases that are actually the titles of movies, TV shows, and other things with the word "versus" in them.
  • How to Be a Tudor
    12:20pm Feb 18, 2016
    Books Books Arts

    'How To Be A Tudor': Not As Stinky As You Think

    Ruth Goodman — adviser to BBC productions like Wolf Hall — digs deep into the everyday life of Tudor England in her new book. Surprisingly, Elizabethan hygiene isn't as bad as you might think.
  • The Widow
    10:00am Feb 18, 2016
    Books Books Arts

    Lies We Tell Ourselves Propel 'The Widow'

    Veteran reporter Fiona Barton brings a journalist's eye to her fiction debut, the story of a woman thrust into the spotlight after her husband — accused of a terrible crime — dies in an accident.
  • Furnace book cover.
    Courtesy of Word Horde
    6:43pm Feb 17, 2016
    Books Books Arts

    'Furnace' Burns With Horror And Wonder

    Livia Llewellyn's new story collection is beautiful and hideous in the same breath, steeped in the traditions of H.P. Lovecraft. Critic Jason Heller calls it "bursting with blood and shadow and dust."