Alex Trebek

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Jeopardy's Five Best Music Moments

    Sure, selling almost 180 million records worldwide is pretty special. As is winning 17 Grammy Awards. But last week, Beyoncé's legacy was bestowed with arguably the highest of all honors: She got her own category on Jeopardy. Personally, our favorite part was Alex Trebek's delivery of the phrase "J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy this Week, 1/8 - 1/14

    Live comedy is a talky genre, but this week's Cheap Laughs features an unusually chatty bunch of shows. The NYC PodFest takes over the Lower East Side this weekend, bringing you the best audio over-sharers in the city. Lewis Black (a.k.a. the Picasso of Ranting) and Radiolab's storyteller-in-chief J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Trebek: I'll Take 'Possible Retirement' for 200

    Very few things have remained the same since 1984. The highest grossing movie that year was Beverly Hills Cop; now, we have The Hunger Games. Michael Jackson's Thriller ruled the airwaves; 28 years later, Adele's 21 hasn't budged from Billboard's top spot. And who had heard of the Internet yet ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 11, 2012


    Put those nonreaders to shame

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Watch A Cam'ron Question Cause Three Contestants To Get Lost On Jeopardy!

    Thanks to Voice pal Mr. Eddie Huang , we came across the above clip of some Jeopardy! contestants who have apparently never seen the video for "Killa Cam." When supplied with the answer "Rapper Cam'ron had a pink one of these alliterative super-SUV's, but sold it as it got too much attention," the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 16, 2011


    Calling all art scholars or wannabes!

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! Champ, Took Questions on Reddit as "WatsonsBitch"

    ​"I am a 74-time Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings. I will not be answering in the form of a question," someone wrote in the IAmA section of social news website and discussion board Reddit yesterday afternoon under the username WatsonsBitch. It turns out, via proof on his blog, that it was inde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Watson Wins on Jeopardy; Humans Prepare for Robot War

    Now's Your Chance -- Kill It, Trebek!​Last night, a computer beat two Jeopardy champions at their own game. Watson, the computer, is an IBM project designed to understand the nuances of human language, from playful puns to double entendres. Here's some nuanced language for it to understand: We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Press Clips, Lunch Edition, Day 2: Are You a ProPublican, or a ProPublican't?

    ​Okay, second day of Press Clips. All killer, no filler. Here we go.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Fool Me Once, Then Pardon Me While I Pummel You Senseless

    ​In case you've been a bit submerged with that whole census thing, we just wanted to give a friendly heads-up that today is officially April 1, which means: Your census is now due. And, oh yeah -- watch your back.

  • Books

    August 22, 2006

    Double Jeopardy

    Quiz show: Two books reveal the pleasures and perils of trivial pursuits

  • Dance

    April 25, 2006

    Greeks in Jeopardy

    Death is serious, but Richard Move is always having fun

  • News

    August 22, 2000

    Trivial Necessities

    How to Win Friends and Influence People

  • Columns

    July 28, 1998