Arts & Culture

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Reading The Game: This War Of Mine

Dec 16, 2017

For years now, some of the best, wildest, most moving or revealing stories we've been telling ourselves have come not from books, movies or TV, but from video games. So we're running an occasional series, Reading The Game, in which we take a look at some of these games from a literary perspective.

This begins on the night that Marko murdered two men.

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Given that I work in a newsroom, maybe I shouldn't be surprised by how many office romances take place there in the movies: say, Broadcast News from 1987, or His Girl Friday from 1940.

A real-life copy editor might have had these films in mind when she started a new job about 10 years ago.

"I got to the paper and I noticed this really cute boy who was a senior editor," says Carolyn Huckabay. "That was Brian."

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Mystery Guest

Dec 15, 2017

Mystery guest Mary McKenzie runs an unusual business. Can you guess her secret before Ophira and Jonathan do?

Heard on Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift.