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Foodie: The Other 'F' Word

Two professional competitive eaters square off in a game inspired by a Twisted Sister song. Plus V.I.P., Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport dishes about culinary trends and the scourge of Yelp.

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Eat, Play, Love

Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper--the funny pages--with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.

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Italian Ices

Italian Ices

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Job Search

Job Search

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Vowelling Off

Vowelling Off

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Potters Love Puns

This week's Very Important Puzzler, designer and potter Jonathan Adler, creates his eye-catching home furnishings much like we aim to design our games — to be colorful, witty and full of joy.

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Colorful Names

Colorful Names

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Monkee-ing Around

Games for grammar geeks and foodies, plus V.I.P. and pop culture-maven Julie Klausner dishes on Real Housewives and her abiding love for The Monkees.

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Ted Talks

Ted Talks

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i-Plurals

i-Plurals

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Seventh-Inning (Mind) Stretch

Discover baseball oddities with the father of fantasy baseball, combine highbrow folks (world leaders) with the lowest form of comedy (puns) and find out what happens when house musician Jonathan Coulton applies his mellow song stylings to the electric wizard, Jimi Hendrix.

Contestants play the "Ask Me One More" final round spelling bee-style. You can almost hear the tension in the room. Josh Rogosin/NPR hide caption

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Oh, Oxymoron

Oh, Oxymoron

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Imperial Pets

Imperial Pets

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State Of Mind

State Of Mind

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