At the Cheesemongers Invitational, the competition is fierce, but the feeling of cheese community is strong.
Though not at the very adorable winner, fortunately.
Ahead of this week’s final round, a writer and photographer went backstage for this state-versus-state competition based on Eurovision. The singers get it. Does America?
More than a century after a Baptist minister from upstate New York took credit for writing the Pledge of Allegiance, new evidence suggests the possibility of a very different story.
Hint: He likes you almost as much as he does Putin.
In these turbulent times, are the kids … all right? If you’re in college, tell us what love is like for you today. (Maybe it’s good?)
Her winning streak is now second only to that of Ken Jennings, who racked up a 74-game run.
Maybe the contest should coldly, openly reward women for being beautiful. Give them money. Don’t pretend that this is about what you can earn through hard work alone.
Amy Schneider isn’t the only one on a roll. Just a dozen players have won 10 or more games, half of those in the past five years, and a quarter in this season alone.
Ms. Schneider won her 21st “Jeopardy!” game in a row, bringing her total earnings to $806,000.
The best player in the world over the last two years is a 14-year-old boy from Fort Worth. One of his main challengers? His 16-year-old brother.
The long-running quiz show decided to keep the hosts into its 38th season in 2022, putting an end, at least for now, to speculation and drama around the job.
Camel beauty contests take center stage at a celebration of Bedouin culture, held annually in the United Arab Emirates.
The long-tailed bat, one of the country’s only two native land mammals, flew away with the top prize.
The oldest surviving former Miss America, she was among the first to object to wearing a swimsuit during her reign.
The Ph.D. student in computer science at Yale is only the third contestant to reach that level of winnings.
Calls for change in this lucrative dance subculture have become broader and deeper, encompassing issues of race, gender and predatory behavior.
Defying a backlash over sexist and crude comments, a top Sony TV executive told the show’s staff that they were standing behind Mr. Richards as the executive producer.
The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., will house the archives, which it hopes will include set pieces, audience tickets, press photos and other memorabilia.
As states scramble to persuade people to get coronavirus vaccines, New Mexico announces one of the biggest cash awards as an incentive.
Damiano David of the Italian rock band Maneskin hunched over a table in a sniffing motion during the show’s finale, fueling speculation of drug use.
Although cursive handwriting “is a dying field,” as one teacher said, it has made a comeback in some schools, including one in Maine where two students won awards this month.
Following Alex Trebek’s death, a parade of replacements seem to be battling for the soul of the game — and the state of knowledge itself.
A clear ringing voice will be of no use to contemporary criers in this year’s British Town Crier Championships, which will be judged only on written proclamations because of the pandemic.
Meet the four people who will take the first all-civilian rocket trip to orbit Earth.
A Lego guitar and a “war tuba” are among the highlights of this year’s Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.
The blurring of gender boundaries has allowed for more freedom in online pageants — and soon, it’s hoped, back in the clubs.
More than 122,000 voted to pick eight names in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Name a Snowplow contest.
Mr. Smith had appeared on some of the last shows hosted by Alex Trebek, earning $115,798 and the moniker “Alex’s Last Great Champion.”
Jared Isaacman, 37-year-old founder of Shift4 Payments, is chartering a trip to orbit and raffling a seat to a random winner to raise money for childhood cancer research.
A British pianist and teacher, she helped establish one of the world’s most important piano showcases and then presided over it for decades.
Editors of the Literary Review, which has given the award for almost 30 years, said the public had been “subjected to too many bad things this year to justify exposing it to bad sex as well.”
The game show is holding off on naming a new long-term host, but the game show superstar Ken Jennings will be a short-term replacement.
Ben, who lost his parents in a murder-suicide in 2017, had also worked at his father’s barbecue restaurant selling homemade cookies and brownies.
Scientists in Hungary are streaming experiments with dogs that know many words, featuring them in a contest of canine intelligence.
More than 1,500 fake votes were slipped into New Zealand’s Bird of the Year 2020 contest in favor of the kiwi pukupuku.
An ode to our generation’s Cronkite.
Cemeteries were closed on the Day of the Dead, depriving Mexicans of mourning rituals. But one town went ahead with its annual weeping competition, giving everyone a chance to share in a cathartic cry.
Teens competing for the New York Cabaret Convention are proving that young people are invested in the Great American Songbook.
Each year, people vote for the heftiest brown bear at the Katmai National Park and Preserve during the Fat Bear Week contest.
The classically trained dancer delighted audiences with her performances and charmed them with her candor.
The contest is over. Meet the winning Worst.
The world’s best hot dog eaters could outeat a grizzly bear or a coyote, but would fall far behind a wolf or a Burmese python, a new study finds.
“They’re going to be burping and groaning, and I’m just going to have to focus on my hot dogs,” the winner of last year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest mused of a quieter, crowd-free competition.
After being instructed to give a wrong answer and lose to his golden-boy opponent, he played a key role in exposing a major television scandal.
Europe’s annual song contest would have had its final this Saturday. Its devoted followers aren’t letting its coronavirus-related cancellation slow them down.
Magnolia Earl, a 1-year-old from California, was selected from among more than 327,000 entrants to represent Gerber in marketing campaigns.
Shobha and Shourav Dasari have organized a national spelling bee after the Scripps tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will take place online.