A cabaret singer channeling everyone from Adele to Julie Andrews has racked up a million-plus YouTube plays since her video went up Aug. 11. Herewith, a few questions for Christina Bianco, who turns out to have an NPR connection.
Monkey See posts about Simple Pleasures
Nothing classes up a Super Bowl party as effortlessly as some high-quality cheese. And nothing goes better with cheese than beer, says brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He shares a list of beers and cheeses that taste great together.
An SNL writer interviews closeted guests. No, silly: guests in an actual closet, with clothes and things.
As a rough weather weekend looms, we take a look at how to deal with the minor but wearing irritation of losing power and entertaining yourself and your family.
The film that proved well-endowed at the Asian box office has arrived in America for a titillating limited release. If you like your softcore skin flicks with lots of fight scenes, phallus-mishandling and cheesy 3-D effects (of the non-perverted variety), maybe this carnal curio is for you.
In honor of one year of podcasting, we're proposing a brand-new holiday in which you say really nice things to everyone you know. But wait! Don't turn it off! Stephen Thompson makes the argument for Appreciation Day.
Linton Weeks looks at the art of the thank-you, as seen through a new piece of commentary, an old piece of commentary, and an entire website (turned book) that focuses on saying thank you.
Tonight, we'll be chatting live with you about the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Can you spell "hooray"? We knew you could.
We conclude our day of Simple Pleasures with one of the very best: a magical dance from Gene Kelly.
We suggest a great podcast starring John Hodgman, in which he judges a dispute about potluck dinners.
A clip from the mid-'80s romantic comedy Moonlighting explains that in order to pull off a certain kind of comic timing, you've "gotta read a lot of Dr. Seuss."
Simple pleasures have to include great singing, like this clip of a cappella women's ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock.
While we generally support happy simple pleasures over schadenfreude, every now and then, as long as it isn't really about anything important, it's a little bit satisfying when mean people cry.
Back when Megan Mullally had a talk show, she hosted the cast of How I Met Your Mother, and she roused a duet from Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris that reduced the rest of the cast to helpless giggles.
Our next Simple Pleasure involves John Cusack in an early role as a lovestruck (okay, initially just lust-struck) college student.