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Psst ... It's Class Time

This puzzle is supersonic. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name that has the consecutive letters S-S-T. Specifically, the first word will end in S-S, and the second word will start with T.

In 'The Panopticon,' They're Always Watching

Jenni Fagan's debut novel, The Panopticon, is a creepy and troubled portrait of a girl lost in the system. The plot is loosely based on Fagan's experience growing up in foster care.
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Musical Score From 'The Legend of Zelda' To Perform In Baltimore

The music from the classic video game franchise The Legend of Zelda will be performed at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore tonight.


An Arctic Summer Vacation

Author and adventurer James Campbell and his 15-year-old daughter are spending the summer 130 miles above the Arctic Circle building a cabin. Guest host Linda Wertheimer reached them by satellite phone.

What's It Take To Be A Polar Explorer?

From the TED Radio Hour, polar explorer Ben Saunders on what pushes adventurers like him to brink of human endurance. In 2004, Saunders became the third man — and the most recent — to ski solo to the North Pole.

A Comic-Con Diary: The Final Day

Glen Weldon talks to Comedy Bang Bang's Scott Aukerman, contemplates the rise of geek culture, and gets a Batmobile.

Did America's Pastime Originate In England?

New evidence suggests the first recorded game of baseball took place in Surrey in 1749. Guest host Linda Wertheimer has the details.

'You Gotta Keep Smashin' And Smashin' And Smashin'!'

A postcard from a summer staple: the demolition derby. The "demos" have their roots on New York's Long Island, where fans got a thrill from accidental race car crashes. Now at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, N.Y., drivers and spectators relish the thrill and excitement of crashing cars on purpose.

'The Telling Room': This Cheese Stands Alone

The Telling Room is a tale of friendship, betrayal, mythmaking, ancient history and, yes, really fabulous cheese. Author Michael Paterniti tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer that the more he learned about cheesemaker Ambrosio Molinos, the less he wanted the story to end.

Preserving Balanchine's Ballet Legacy, 30 Years Later

Legendary choreographer George Balanchine's work came to define ballet for much of the 20th century. He died in 1983, but his work survived thanks to his disciples who have taken his dances to ballet companies around the world.