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Where In The Blanks Are The Answers?

Every answer is a familiar phrase in the form of "_____ for _____ ." Given the word that follows "for," what's the first word that precedes "for"? For example, if you're given "joy," the answer would be "jump" to complete the phrase "jump for joy."
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Kurt Vonnegut Was Not A Happy Man. 'So It Goes.'

Kurt Vonnegut liked to present himself as the American Mark Twain, but the real man underneath that image was considerably more complicated and damaged.
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Movies To Watch For Over The Holidays

The holiday movie season offers a short break from the assault of summer blockbusters, and it's the last chance for movie studios to push some of their award season contenders. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday about the films of this holiday season.
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New Thanksgiving Desserts: Rethinking Tradition

With Thanksgiving just days away, many are struggling this weekend with what to prepare. Thanksgiving dinner's menu is hard to change, but maybe we can get away with reconsidering dessert. Guest host Linda Wertheimer gets recommendations from chef Frank Stitt, author of Southern Table.
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Speak, Memory: 'An Ending' That Uncovers The Past

Julian Barnes' Man Booker award-winning The Sense of an Ending investigates the power of self-delusion and how our memories are more edited than we believe.
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Comedian Marc Maron Plays Not My Job

For years now, Florida has been the primary source of our weird news items — the dumb criminals, the bizarre animal stories, the felon governors. Since we're taping the show in Tampa this week, we'll quiz Maron on three recent bizarre happenings in the state.
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In 'Hugo,' Scorsese Salutes A Movie Magician

Based on Brian Selznick's 2007 children's book, Martin Scorsese's latest film, Hugo, pays tribute to early 20th-century French filmmaker — and cinematic trailblazer — Georges Melies.
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Cow Clicker Founder: If You Can't Ruin It, Destroy It

Zynga, the company behind popular Facebook games such as Farmville and Cityville, is expected to have its initial public offering before the end of the year. Zynga is a phenomenon. More than 200 million people play its games each month. One person who doesn't feel Zynga's success is cause for celebration is video game designer Ian Bogost. Bogost thinks Zynga's games are mindless, designed to suck money out of players' pockets. To make his point he created a parody game of his own. As On the Media's P.J. Vogt reports, what Bogost didn't expect is that his satire would become one of the most popular games he's ever made.
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Balloonatics Prepare For Thanksgiving Day Parade

With the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade less than a week away, it's crunch time for the balloon technicians. Science Friday goes behind the scenes at Macy's design studio to find out about the final preparations for the parade.

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