As poet Jean Sprackland told NPR's Scott Simon, a poem you learn by heart becomes a part of you. In that case, choosing what works to memorize is a big decision. We have 10 suggestions, based on the Poetry By Heart anthology; what would you recommend?
Monkey See posts about Open Questions
NPR's Bilal Qureshi meditates on a Canadian drama that confronts some of the issues we all face in the wake of the Newtown school massacre: pain, confusion, and the effort to make sense of the senseless.
We turn our attention to a poll about one of the great pop culture questions.
As Monkey See prepares to head out to the Toronto International Film Festival, we ask you what you're most interested to hear about.
The combination of instant commentary on Twitter and delayed viewing on DVRs and Hulu has made fans especially careful about spoilers. But according to one study, spoilers actually make you enjoy a work more than if you didn't know what was going to happen.
In the wake of the Aurora massacre, our comics blogger explores the meaning of the violence that's such an integral part of the Batman mythos — and suggests that in the face of real horror, our fictional heroes mean more than ever.
We encourage you to get into the spirit of the Kentucky Derby by imagining you own a horse and giving it a name.
Whether they depict school as a magical memory or a torture chamber, books about students are as varied as authors. We list five of our favorites and invite you to offer yours.
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.
We consider the question of what kinds of personal activities are acceptable in public spaces. Can you put your lipstick on while you're riding the bus? Your input is needed.
As late-night host Craig Ferguson understands — but one of CNN's flagship talkers doesn't seem to — we've reached a tipping point when it comes to the media and Charlie Sheen. NPR's Linda Holmes asks how many more pennies we're willing to spend at this particular Bedlam.
As All Things Considered opens a series on the way fractured media has changed the way we experience culture, we ask you what you still consider to be culturally unifying, if anything.
A discussion of one of 2010's most (or possibly least) successful romantic comedies, Going The Distance, leads to a broader discussion of whether it's worse to get your movie half-wrong, or totally wrong.
Today, pop-culture blogger Linda Holmes confesses to a very embarrassing misconception she held until very recently, and we ask for your submissions of any similar errors.