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Former Writer Saw Bert And Ernie As 'Loving Couple'; Sesame Workshop Disagrees


Mark Saltzman revived a longtime debate saying, yes, the beloved puppet pair were gay. Their producers and creators were quick to deny the claim.

Imaginary Tourism


Pack your bags! In this game, contestants identify fictional destinations from books, movies, and TV shows.

Saint Umped


St-umped? Not these contestants! In this game, words that start with S-T become saints.

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Arch Nemesis

In celebration of St. Louis's famous Gateway Arch, each answer has the consecutive letters A-R-C-H.


Crazy Twain

In this music parody, lyrics to Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" are changed to be about Missouri-native Mark Twain.


St. Louisans

It's not just the birthplace of 7UP! Contestants must name famous people born or raised in St. Louis based on audio clips.

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Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die

Indie pop duo Matt and Kim talk about why their latest album, Almost Everyday, is a departure from their earlier work. Then, they play a game called "How To Go Outside And Not Die."

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'Lizzie': A Film With An Ax To Grind, Slowly And Deliberately

Lizzie begins with the infamous double-homicide, and tells the story of the events leading up to it — a tale of repression, rage and desire — in an unhurried manner abetted by assured performances.

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Pendleton Round-Up Brings Old West Nostalgia To Eastern Oregon

The crowds in town for Round-Up events have peaked at 50,000 people in years past, tripling the population of Pendleton.

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Anti-Kremlin Activist In Critical Condition After Suspected Poisoning, Pussy Riot Says

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Pussy Riot and the publisher of an independent media outlet, was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, where he remains in critical condition.

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Caitlin Doughty: What's Wrong With The Way We Bury The Dead?

Mortician Caitlin Doughty is trying to find a more natural and sustainable way to bury our loved ones. But to get there, she says: we need to rethink how we view death altogether.

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Lux Narayan: What Do Obituaries Teach Us About Lives Well-Lived?

Lux Narayan analyzed 2000 New York Times obituaries, of both famous and not-so-famous people, over a two-year period. One common thread among them? A fierce desire to help others.

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Oscars Drops 'Popular Film' Category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has dropped the widely criticized new award it introduced less than a month ago, saying the idea needs "further study."