Weekend Edition Sunday for May 15, 2011
May 15, 2011 — Facebook lets you check up on old classmates without having to run into them at real-life reunions. Now companies that organize class reunions are seeing a drop in attendance.
May 15, 2011 — Started in 2009, Night Markets use rented box trucks to create a cluster of outlandish art installations and performance venues that last just 24 hours. With attractions ranging from smash trucks to singalongs, they bring a feast of the unlikely and unseen to even the wildest of imaginations.
May 15, 2011 — "Get your sleep. My motto is on Saturday nights is to be horizontal by 8 p.m. and unconscious by 9." The show's outgoing host has wise words for her successor.
May 14, 2011 — The new book The Pun Also Rises, by 1995 O. Henry Pun-Off World Champion John Pollack, traces the surprising long and rich history of what some people call the lowest form of humor.
May 14, 2011 — Women in Algeria say a brutal civil war between government forces and Islamist groups in the 1990s was a setback for women's rights. Now, they're starting to regain what they lost, but they say a code that gives them a lower status within the family keeps them from true emancipation.
May 14, 2011 — You are given a sentence with two blanks. The word that goes in the first blank has an O as its second letter. To complete the sentence, drop the O to get another word that goes in the second blank. For example, given "If I were to hit my thumb with a hammer, of ___ I would ___," the answer would be "course" and "curse."
May 14, 2011 — Chef Barton Seaver wants you to look a fish in the eye before you eat it. In a new cookbook, he highlights the importance of sustainable seafood to the long-term viability of our environment and our diets.
May 14, 2011 — After years spent playing with a backing band or collaborating with other artists, Harper returns with a resolutely solo recording called Give Till It's Gone.