Arts

9:09am

Thu April 23, 2015
Ask Me Another

You People Are Animals

Do you know which rock star was nicknamed The Lizard King? That and more animal-based nicknames are the answers to this round's questions. You'll rawr with laughter.

Heard in Quiz Me The Way I Am

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9:09am

Thu April 23, 2015
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Second Chances

In this game, contestants win by coming in second. We ask questions with fairly well-known "number one" answers; knowing the "second place" answer is worth double points. Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift no longer has to live in 2 Fast 2 Furious' shadow.

Heard in Quiz Me The Way I Am

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9:09am

Thu April 23, 2015
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Ingrid Michaelson: Girl Chases Quiz Chases Girl

Ophira Eisenberg & Ingrid Michaelson, 2015
Josh Rogosin

9:09am

Thu April 23, 2015
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Edit Please!

Which classic novel is "a group of lions and a bias that prevents objective consideration of an issue"? For this game we give an overly verbose title of a book for contestants to edit down.

Heard in Quiz Me The Way I Am

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9:09am

Thu April 23, 2015
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Go Fish!

A verbal version of the children's card game "Go Fish", but with groups of things other than fish. Have you got any Cavendish, Lady Fingers, or Rajahs? Go bananas!

Heard in Quiz Me The Way I Am

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9:09am

Thu April 23, 2015
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Initially Incorrect

An intialism is an abbreviation of a phrase that is pronounced letter-by-letter, like TMI. In this game, every clue is a sentence that ends with a well-known initialism, BUT is the opposite of what we're looking for.

Heard in Quiz Me The Way I Am

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7:03am

Thu April 23, 2015
Book Reviews

'Lovelace And Babbage' Is A Thrilling Adventure

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 1:10 pm

Can you say "Yowza!" when discussing Victorian England? Let's hope so, because Sydney Padua's new book is definitely "Yowza!" material. Considering that its subject is math — math and the history of the computer — it may deserve a "Yowza!" and a half. By spotlighting two controversial, charismatic people who laid the earliest foundations for the computer revolution, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage transforms punch cards and little brass cogs into the stuff of legend.

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6:41pm

Wed April 22, 2015
Music Interviews

The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 9:25 pm

Cambodian band Baksei Cham Krong.
Mol Kamach Courtesy of Argot Pictures

The tragic story of Cambodia in the '60s and '70s is well-known: It became engulfed in the Vietnam War, then more than a million Cambodians died under the Khmer Rouge regime. Doctors, lawyers, teachers — educated people — were targeted in the communist takeover. So were artists and singers.

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4:27pm

Wed April 22, 2015
Performing Arts

Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 7:59 pm

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3:04pm

Wed April 22, 2015
Parallels

Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 7:59 pm

During her lifetime, singer and dancer Carmen Miranda (shown here in a dressing room at the London Palladium in 1948) was a huge success in the United States, but rejected at home in Brazil as a sellout.
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Known for her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice, Brazilian performer Carmen Miranda was the highest-earning woman in Hollywood in the 1940s.

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