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The Comma Queen Answers Your Questions

April 9, 2015
The New Yorker's Mary Norris, the self-described 'Comma Queen,' wears a crown made of commas at a recent magazine party in her honor. (Silvia Killingsworth / Twitter)

The Comma Queen is in, and she’s got the answers to a few of your grammar and spelling questions.

Three Recipes From The Nonnas

April 7, 2015
On Point producer Abigail Collins shows off her freshly prepared cut black olives. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Three delicious Italian recipes from the nonnas of Enoteca Maria — and the On Point producers who prepared the food for ours how.

Alison Bechdel: ‘I Just Became A Professional Lesbian’

April 3, 2015
Three different cast members play the protagonist in the Broadway adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir, "Fun Home." (From L: Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas and Emily Skeggs). (Courtesy "Fun Home")

Renowned comic artist Alison Bechdel explains how a Broadway adaptation of her “tragicomic” family memoir, “Fun Home,” is almost an ode to her theatre-loving parents.

Our Week In The Web: April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015
After the longest and worst winter ever, Boston appears to be inching into spring. And yes, those are sailboats on the Charles River (which is still semi-frozen). (Nick Andersen / WBUR)

Spring is ~here~, we’ve got Twitter player cards (!) and a whole mess of you distrust the FDA. Fridays, right?

Our Week In The Web: March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015
This image of fries and sauce was the last bit of social media beloved East Village Belgian fry stand Pommes Frites shared before Thursday's massive building collapse in New York City. The shop hopes to reopen sometime in the future. (Pommes Frites / Twitter)

More on the incessant email debate, plus some goats living their best lives and the sad allure of Manhattan’s shuttered Pommes Frites.

Mobile Payments Offer Convenience If You Keep Your Email Safe

March 26, 2015

Thinking about moving your wallet to your phone? You can! And maybe you should? But TechCrunch senior writer Josh Constine has a few things to tell you before you do.

Using Technology To Get Your Kids Outside

March 26, 2015
A view of winter constellations on a starry, clear night. (Phillip Chee / Flickr)

The latest and greatest — using apps to make natural exploration more fun for your kids.

Our Week In The Web: March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a tea party favorite and possible presidential candidate in 2016, speaks to Baily Ealy during a Strafford County Republican Committee Chili and Chat on Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Barrington, N.H. (AP)

The emailed comments question continues to haunt us, we shake off / salute our haters and CNN Politics spends way too much time on FinalCut (in a good way!).

Laurence Kotlikoff Answers Your Social Security Questions

March 19, 2015

You asked, Laurence Kotlikoff answered — your Social Security questions detailed in brief.

Musicologist Who Testified In ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Explains Her Case

March 18, 2015

“It is important to remember there are no virgin births in music and the other creative arts.” Musicologist Sandy Wilbur, who testified in the recent copyright trial in Los Angeles, explains the “Blurred Lines” case.

More Famous Music Copyright Cases

March 17, 2015

“Blurred Lines” and “Got To Give It Up” aren’t the only two songs to be subject to public controversy over intellectual property rights. Other examples abound.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) On Anti-Trafficking Opposition In Congress

March 16, 2015
In this file photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and other members of the Democratic caucus file out of a strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP)

US Senator Heidi Heitkmap (D-ND) discusses her work on a variety of anti-trafficking bills currently stalled in the US Senate.

An On Point Producer Says Goodbye: Sam Gale Rosen

March 13, 2015

Longtime On Point Radio producer Sam Gale Rosen leaves us here for greener, more Vermont-esque pastures. He shares what he learned — and some of his favorite shows — while working here.

Our Week In The Web: March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015
A poster for the upcoming movie Sharknado. (The Asylum)

How should we capture your after-hours comments, and where should we put them after we have them? Some thoughts.

More From Nico Muhly

March 11, 2015
Composer Nico Muhly. (Courtesy the Artist)

Want to listen to and watch Nico Muhly, and not sure where you should start? Don’t worry: we’ve got some ideas.

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