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Music As The Better Alternative

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 09.06.2016 | Entertainment
Fran Moreland Johns

If music is balm for the soul, what else might it be?

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/24/16

John Zipperer | Posted 06.24.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you are busy exchanging your British pounds for dollars and euros, take a break and test your news skills with our latest Week to Week News Quiz...

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/17/16

John Zipperer | Posted 06.17.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before your poll numbers reach rock bottom, take some time to test your news skills with our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/10/16

John Zipperer | Posted 06.10.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Be the first female presidential nominee to take our latest Week to Week News Quiz. (Others can take it, too.) Here are some random but real hints: I...

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/4/16

John Zipperer | Posted 06.04.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Hillary Clinton's up, Donald Trump and Katie Couric are down this week. Take our Week to Week News Quiz to learn why.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/27/16

John Zipperer | Posted 05.27.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Trump isn't the only one to clinch a victory this week. Everyone's a winner when they take our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random bu...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/20/16

John Zipperer | Posted 05.20.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Nine out of 10 newsmakers endorse this news test. Find out why by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/13/16: Friday the 13th Special Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 05.13.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

See if you're scared of the news by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hints: The lines were frighteningly long;...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/29/16

John Zipperer | Posted 04.29.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Avoid the crowd protesting your speech and take our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hints: she filled in for her real-li...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/22/16

John Zipperer | Posted 04.22.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

We've got a sign o' the times for you, so come find the truth amid the controversy by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz.

What an American Professor Has Taught Me About Chinese Philosophers

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.19.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I wonder if I am more Asian, specifically Chinese, than I realize. I was reading the new book about applying Chinese philosophy to your own life, and it was more touching than I had expected. As a Chinese American whose parents emigrated from Taiwan more than fifty years ago, I grew up in Detroit.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/15/16

John Zipperer | Posted 04.15.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

See what the usual suspects were up to this week by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hints: they print all of ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/8/16

John Zipperer | Posted 04.08.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Find out if Bernie Sanders thinks you're qualified to opine on the week's events by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random bu...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/1/16

John Zipperer | Posted 04.01.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take time off from coaching Donald Trump on public speaking and test your hand at our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hi...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/25/16

John Zipperer | Posted 03.26.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

This was the week in which it was difficult to tell the difference between the regular news and tabloid stories. See how savvy you are by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/18/16

John Zipperer | Posted 03.19.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take time out from mourning your losses in the Mini-Super Tuesday primaries by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but rea...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/11/16: Special Election-free Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 03.12.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

We're an oasis in the political desert this week, so escape the election madness by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random bu...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/5/16

John Zipperer | Posted 03.05.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from the never-ending SNL skit that is the presidential campaign by trying your hand at our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/26/16

John Zipperer | Posted 02.25.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Whether the "poorly educated" love you or you're a "nut job," test your presidential skills by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are som...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/12/16

John Zipperer | Posted 02.12.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and figure out what your Secret Service code name should be. Our suggestion? "Quizmaster." Here are some rando...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/5/16

John Zipperer | Posted 02.05.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: now that's using social lamestream media; the Alibaba effect has worn off; she got Mitt's help to be in the next debate; and they're trying to heal a 1,000-year-old rift.

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/29/16

John Zipperer | Posted 01.29.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Don't boycott our latest Week to Week news quiz; give it a try to see how much you know about what's going on. Here are some random but real hints: B...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/22/16

John Zipperer | Posted 01.22.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

We strongly endorse taking our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how much you know about the latest events.

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/15/16

John Zipperer | Posted 01.15.2017 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Does "New York values" include news quizzes? We hope it does. Make it so by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/25/15: Special Christmas Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 12.25.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's the most wonderful time of the year -- for a news quiz. This week, our Week to Week news quiz takes a news-focused look at Christmastime.