Arts & Life

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12:38 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Hey, I'm Walkin' Here!

In this game, contestants summon their inner Ratso Rizzo as they answer questions while invoking his infamous line, "Hey, I'm walkin' here

Heard in They Might Be Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

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Ask Me Another
12:38 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Egalitarian Nerds Maps

"Egalitarian Nerds Maps" is an anagram of the phrase "Presidential Anagrams." Our first president — "He's a Towering Gong," anagrammatically speaking.

Heard in They Might Be Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

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Ask Me Another
12:38 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week: Psychopath Edition

True or false — psychopaths are insusceptible to contagious yawning. Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton get down to the scary truth.

Heard in They Might Be Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Ask Me Another
12:38 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Melted

In this final round, contestants must guess the correct movie titles upon hearing their opposite wording. For example: 'Melted' would be the opposite of the movie Frozen.

Heard in They Might Be Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Ask Me Another
12:38 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Fields Of This

They Might Be Giants join Jonathan Coulton in ruining the Sting song 'Fields of Gold' by singing about other elements on the periodic table.

Heard in They Might Be Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

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U.S.
6:30 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

New U.S. Poet Laureate Hopes To Invite All Communities To Express Themselves

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 6:53 pm

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Deceptive Cadence
6:30 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Michael Giacchino On Coming Home To Write Music For 'Jurassic World'

Michael Giacchino (left), pictured with director Colin Trevorrow, composed the music for this summer's Jurassic Park, the latest score in a prolific, blockbuster career.
Maria Giacchino

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 9:02 pm

If you see any blockbuster films this summer, chances are you'll hear Michael Giacchino's music.

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Book Reviews
4:44 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Book Review: 'The Black Snow,' Paul Lynch

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 6:54 pm

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Movie Reviews
3:16 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

'Charlie's Country': A Worn Landscape That's Both Sad And Majestic

Actor David Gulpilil gives a genuinely wrenching performance in Charlie's Country
Courtesy of Monument Releasing

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 6:55 pm

The crevices in Charlie's careworn face look as deep as any in the Australian outback when we first spy him in Charlie's Country. He's sitting in a government-provided tin-roofed shack on territory where his aboriginal ancestors once roamed free. Where he once roamed free, in fact.

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Movie Interviews
2:27 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'

The new animated Disney/Pixar film Inside Out takes us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl — a mind controlled by five emotions, each voiced by a different actor. From left: Sadness, Anger, Fear (behind Anger), Disgust and Joy.
Disney/Pixar

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 3:14 pm

Why do songs get stuck in your head? Where did that weird dream come from last night? The new Disney Pixar film Inside Out takes an animated peek into the inner workings of our minds.

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