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Book Review: “The Space Barons”

Book Review: “The Space Barons”

I just finished Christian Davenport's book, "The Space Barons," in which he writes about the billionaire tech guys whose obsession with space and rockets has changed the business from one run by a government monopoly (NASA) to an industry in which private companies...

Your Weekly News Quiz

Your Weekly News Quiz

It's Friday, so time to once again ask Have You Been Paying Attention? That's today's Harris Challenge trivia category, full of questions about the news of the last week. Click here to play, then share your score and challenge your friends via the Twitter and Facebook...

Showbiz Week

Showbiz Week

The trivia questions in today's first Harris Challenge category are from the showbiz headlines of this week. If you do well enough in that, you'll get the bonus category, Things Presidents Have Done. Click here to...

Album Recommendation: Roy Zimmerman “RiZe Up”

Album Recommendation: Roy Zimmerman “RiZe Up”

I'm a big fan of Roy Zimmerman. As a song parodist, he's a cross between Tom Lehrer and Mark Russell, writing clever, biting lyrics about topical issues. My family and I saw Roy perform at James Randi's Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas in 2008, and I've subscribed to the...

Jimmy The Greek Lives

Jimmy The Greek Lives

Doug Williams won a Super Bowl. Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Donovan McNabb, and Steve McNair all took their teams to the Super Bowl. But, apparently, Jimmy The Greek is alive and living in Texas in the person of this school superintendent who dissed...

How Is McCartney #1?

How Is McCartney #1?

Paul McCartney's "Egypt Station" is the #1 album in the US -- without any substantial radio airplay. How? As Fred Jacobs explains, the album came with a brilliant content marketing...

Eighteenth Day, Eighteenth Year

Eighteenth Day, Eighteenth Year

On 9/18/18, today's Harris Challenge trivia category is "Eighteenth Day, Eighteenth Year." Take a minute to answer the five questions and see if you earn a bonus category! Click here to play.

About That Emmy Awards Show

About That Emmy Awards Show

From my live-tweeting of the Emmy Awards telecast: How can presenters possibly mispronounce winners’ names, as two did tonight? You had one job! The lame bit he did with Maya Rudolph at The Emmys continues an uninterrupted string of times Fred Armisen has failed to...

Seven Weeks To Go

Seven Weeks To Go

There are seven weeks to go before Election Day. Like many, I hope a huge number of my fellow Americans will turn out to vote, because that’s the only way to change the direction of the country. Rallies and protests and social media campaigns are fine, but they’re for...

Emmy Awards Records

Emmy Awards Records

Today's Harris Challenge trivia categories are about Emmy Awards record-holding nominees and winners. See how many you know by clicking...

Movie Review: “A Simple Favor”

Movie Review: “A Simple Favor”

In "A Simple Favor," Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) is a suburban single mom who does everything she can for her son, especially at school, where she'll volunteer for anything from cooking to cleaning to decorating. She loves that stuff so much that she also has her own...