November 25, 2012 Every answer consists of a made-up two-word phrase in which the first word starts with CH, and the second word is pronounced the same as the first except with an SH sound at the start. (The spelling may or may not change.) For example, given the clue "some Central African fish," the answer would be "Chad shad."
November 24, 2012 Paul Krugman — a professor at Princeton, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and author of many books — has been called "the Mick Jagger of political/economic punditry." We'll ask him three questions about diplomatic gift giving.
November 24, 2012 Before he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, Adam Riess had already won a MacArthur "genius" grant, and just about every prize there is to win in his field. So there's really only one place left for him to be victorious: the Not My Job game.
November 24, 2012 On Sunday night, while the rest of us were ooohing and aahing over gymnastics, a bunch of propeller heads at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were flawlessly steering a billion-dollar robotic space laboratory the size of a minivan to a landing on Mars.
November 19, 2012 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Le Whif breathable chocolate. It's a great way to get your chocolate fix without all the pesky chewing. It's also the perfect thing if you've been meaning to start smoking but want to ease your way in.
November 10, 2012 For the past 30 years, the homemaking guru has taught people to be classy, useful and elegant, frequently employing her trademark line, "It's a good thing." We've invited her to play a game called "It's a bad thing." Three questions about terrible do-it-yourself craft projects.
November 3, 2012 The Smithsonian Institution is often called The Nation's Attic, which makes Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian, the crazy guy up in the attic hoarding all that stuff. Since he's in charge of the stuff that's worth keeping, we'll quiz him on all the stuff people collect that isn't.
October 31, 2012 Harold Goldberg says that in horror-themed games, sometimes you're the frightener and sometimes you're the frightened. But manipulations of horror and terror can work on you either way.