Jan 19, 2013 — 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?
Dec 21, 2012 — 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.
Nov 14, 2012 — We turn our attention to a poll about one of the great pop culture questions.
Oct 10, 2012 — A recent reassessment of Prince's Batman album prompts the question: Why has "Batdance," a No. 1 hit, seemingly vanished from his history?
Sep 4, 2012 — As Monkey See prepares to head out to the Toronto International Film Festival, we ask you what you're most interested to hear about.
Jul 26, 2012 — 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.
Jul 20, 2012 — 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.
May 3, 2012 — We encourage you to get into the spirit of the Kentucky Derby by imagining you own a horse and giving it a name.
Sep 10, 2011 — 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.
Aug 26, 2011 — 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.