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Paul F. Tompkins Works to Make You Laugh in Laboring Under Delusions

(6) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 11:16 AM


You've seen Paul F. Tompkins in TV shows, films, and commercials, but this weekend he's taking center stage. Laboring Under Delusions, PFT's latest Comedy Central hour-long special, premieres Saturday night at 11 p.m. While Tompkins covers a wide variety of topics in his...

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Jay Brannan Returns With Rob Me Blind

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 4:52 PM

It's been three years since singer-songwriter Jay Brannan released a full-length album of original songs. His latest album, Rob Me Blind, is a labor of love that reflects his growth as an artist, and his desire to take new chances. I chatted with Jay about his new music, his live...

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If I Were a Middle Aged White Man

(542) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 4:03 PM

If I were a middle aged white man, I wouldn't write articles called "If I Were a Poor Black Kid" for Forbes. With a title like that, it wouldn't matter what points I was making. You are not a poor black kid, tech writer Gene Marks -- you...

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My Twilight Fanfic

(5) Comments | Posted November 19, 2011 | 3:53 PM

I didn't marry Edward Cullen until I was 32.

Married at 18? Are you fucking kidding me? Edward said we needed to be married to have sex, which was a crock of shit -- not to mention a terrible reason for getting married young. We broke up when he proposed....

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Kim Kardashian: Why I Defend Her

(437) Comments | Posted August 20, 2011 | 5:13 PM

Look, I don't think Kim Kardashian needs any help from me: she's far too rich and famous to actually let the haters bring her down. And yet, I feel compelled to come to her aid -- if not out of genuine sympathy, then at least because her role as walking...

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The Second Coming Of Roseanne

(25) Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 5:03 PM

I want to be excited about a new blue-collar sitcom starring Roseanne. But as it stands, I'm about as optimistic about her upcoming series as I am about her presidential bid. It's not that I don't have faith in Roseanne: on the contrary, I place most if not all of...

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A Bit of the Old Ultraviolence

(38) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 2:24 PM

I devoured The Walking Dead in two days. (Get it? Because it's a show about zombies.) To be fair, the first season is only six episodes -- and I've got the added incentive of catching up before Comic-Con. See also: my seemingly endless marathon of The Vampire Diaries. Having read...

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Hoarders: Obsessed

(40) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 6:40 PM

I can't stop watching Hoarders. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I don't want to stop watching Hoarders. This isn't an Intervention-level addiction -- if you made me quit Hoarders cold turkey, I would manage, though I'd definitely feel bummed for a while. I don't know...

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10 Questions for John Mulaney

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 11:58 AM

You may have seen him on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," or as a talking head on VH1's regrettably canceled Best Week Ever. But John Mulaney continues to tour the country doing stand-up comedy, now bringing his blend of charming and awkward to the Punch Line Comedy Club in San...

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Stop, Thief!

(16) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 5:58 PM

I learned not to plagiarize at a young age, with the admonition, "I'll be able to tell." This was in middle school before everyone understood how the internet worked, and it was a lot easier to get away with stealing huge chunks of other people's work. I never did it...

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No Apologies

(100) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 10:59 AM

I don't like the word "faggot." I'll use it -- in context or, very rarely, to make a point -- but I don't think it's worthy of reclamation. It's a term with a violent, hate-charged history, and I loathe hearing it. That having been said, I would never suggest a...

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