Arts

12:09pm

Thu January 17, 2013
Ask Me Another

Celebrity Grammograms

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 10:05 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's bring up our next two fearless contestants. We have Andy Kravis and Sara Manaugh.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Andy, you're a bit of a geek. You parody pop songs with law school related lingo. What's up with that?

ANDY KRAVIS: That's right. I'm in the Columbia Law Review, which sounds just like the Columbia Law Review, the journal, except way better and a lot more fun. We write parody words to popular songs, and they have a law theme. And nobody finds them funny except for law students.

(LAUGHTER)

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12:09pm

Thu January 17, 2013
Ask Me Another

For The Birds

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 10:05 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

All right, let's bring up our next two brave contestants: Jess Beck and Chris D'Orso.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Jess, you're a senior at BU, studying health science.

JESS BECK: Uh-huh.

EISENBERG: Do you know anything about birds?

BECK: A little bit.

EISENBERG: A little bit.

BECK: I'm not a bird scientist though.

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12:08pm

Thu January 17, 2013
Ask Me Another

Where in the World Is Ronald McDonald?

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 10:05 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

In front of me right now are our first two contestants. Please welcome Reuben Hampton and Mark Thomas.

(APPLAUSE)

REUBEN HAMPTON: Hi, Ophira.

EISENBERG: Hello. Reuben, I have a question for you.

HAMPTON: What might that be?

EISENBERG: What is your favorite thing to order at McDonald's?

HAMPTON: Water.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Good answer, Reuben. I like the way you eat. Mark, what is your favorite thing to order?

MARK THOMAS: Absolutely nothing.

EISENBERG: Really?

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11:44am

Thu January 17, 2013
Art & Design

Designing Inaugural Dresses, Not All Roses

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now, let's head back to events in this country. Thousands of Americans will be in Washington to watch history being made at the presidential inauguration, to hear President Obama's vision for the next four years.

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11:44am

Thu January 17, 2013
Monkey See

Chicken With Gatorade: The Oddball Pleasures Of 'Chopped'

Ted Allen addresses the chefs competing on the Chopped Holiday Special.
David Lang Food Network

There's no shortage of food shows on television, from serene instructional content to tourist eye candy to kooky competitions where chefs cook in the desert. There's also The Great Food Truck Race, which is mostly about the finer points of where you should park a food truck.

But while my favorite was once Bravo's Top Chef, with its clearly skilled chefs and terrific judging panels, my new favorite is the Food Network competition Chopped.

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9:53am

Thu January 17, 2013
Monkey See

'All My Babies' Mamas' Won't Be Happening, But What If It Had?

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 11:16 am

Seen here in 2008, Shawty Lo is the rapper whose babies and their mamas were scheduled to be part of an Oxygen reality special. But now, that's not happening.
Matt Sayles AP

It looks like All My Babies' Mamas isn't going to happen.

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7:03am

Thu January 17, 2013
Book Reviews

New World, Old Evil In Tracy Chevalier's 'Runaway'

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 9:35 pm

Tracy Chevalier's 1999 masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was a tour de force, revealing the painter Vermeer through the eyes of his 16-year-old maid. A publishing sensation, the novel set the pattern for Chevalier's subsequent work: meticulously researched historical fiction, filled with gritty detail yet rendered in luminous prose.

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3:45am

Thu January 17, 2013
Theater

A Cooler Roof For A New 'Cat'

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 11:11 am

In Rob Ashford's new production of the classic play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Scarlett Johansson plays an earthier version of restless sex kitten Maggie.
Joan Marcus

There are certain classic American plays that are revived on Broadway every decade or so, to let a new generation of actors and audiences discover them. Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, running through March 30, is one of those iconic plays.

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6:09pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Media

Oprah Interview Adds To Armstrong's Complicated Media History

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 7:16 am

Lance Armstrong speaks at a press conference of the 100th Milan-San Remo Cycle Race on March 20, 2009.
Vittorio Zunino Celotto Getty Images

After a career of alternately charming, manipulating and strong-arming the media, former cycling champion Lance Armstrong is turning for redemption to a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey has said viewers of her talk show on her cable channel OWN on Thursday and Friday nights will witness Armstrong confess that he cheated. But, she warned that people will be surprised in the way in which he confesses.

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2:48pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Monkey See

Fans Gather To Remember Huell Howser

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 3:26 pm

Seen here in 2005, Huell Howser was remembered by hundreds of fans on Tuesday.
AP

On today's Morning Edition, Shereen Marisol Meraji had a great piece about the memorial of Southern California public-television staple Huell Howser, who died of cancer earlier this month.

On Tuesday, hundreds of people turned out to remember him. As Meraji says, for these fans, Howser was "a man who took them to places they never knew they wanted to go and introduced them to people they never knew they wanted to meet."

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