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.
October 28, 2012 Every answer is a three-word phrase, in which each word has four letters. All three words end in the same three letters, and they rhyme. For example, given the clue, "Series of offerings of excellent chardonnays and Rieslings," the answer would be "fine wine line."
October 25, 2012 Oh, the horror! Frightful apps like iMut8r — which transforms the people in digital portraits into zombies, vampires, witches or demons — can liven up the Halloween season. Other apps let you stream classic horror films or prank your friends with scary sounds when they least expect it.
October 22, 2012 When Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich used the word "slacks" in a recent column, a reader commented: "Slacks? How old are you?" It got Schmich thinking about the words we choose and how much those choices can reveal about our age. Tell us: What are the words you use that date you?
October 21, 2012 You will be given two words. Change one letter in each of them to make two new words that name things that are in the same category. (Hint: In each pair, the letter that you change to — that is, the new letter — is the same in each pair.)
October 15, 2012 All Things Considered and author/blogger Lenore Skenazy conclude their weekly on-air puzzle that tests your cleverness skills. The "Another Thing" contest takes a trend in the news and challenges you to help us satirize it with a song title, a movie name or something else wacky.