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Five Intimidating Family Members at Thanksgiving Dinner (And How to Handle Them)

Katie Hoffman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Use this guide to handle these characters without resorting to cryptic Facebook posts that leave innocent relatives wondering if you were talking about them.

Swimming in a Sea of Men... Not as Sexy as It Sounds

Sara Starkman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

I grew up in a very different environment than most kids. One where your backpack was filled with smocks, hardened paints, six different pairs of ball...

15 Emotional Stages of a Black Friday Shopping Trip

Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy

You’ve got your list in your hand and you’re in a crowd of eager shoppers, armed with coffee and the holiday spirit. For you, Thanksgiving week is...

Chicken Soup for the Singing Telegrammer's Soul

April Brucker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
April Brucker

It was October of 2012. I had just released my book, I Came, I Saw, I Sang: Memoirs of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl. While I should have been happy, I wasn't.

Podcast Reviews: Grabbing Lunch and Picking Favorites

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Eschewing a cardinal unspoken rule of traditional radio, "Thou shalt not eat on the air", Grabbing Lunch's Matt Knudsen tucks into the midday meal at different restaurants and chats amidst the clatter of tableware and the chatter of nearby diners.

Winter Sucks: A Poem

Dawn Weber | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Dawn Weber

Why do I live here? Aw, hell -- I don't know, November 18th, Wind chill eight below. Forty-five years now, In this stupid state, You'd think I'd adjust, But, no -- I still hate.

Newtown Group Demands Jay Leno Cancel His Performance At Gun Lobby Trade Show

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Gun control advocates aren't laughing about Jay Leno's next move....

Why Should Everyone Grow a Mustache in November?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 01.19.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Does My Pixie Piss You Off?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Lauren Cahn

I cut off my long hair because I wanted short hair. It's really that simple. I didn't do it to piss anyone off. If my pixie pisses you off, just remember: it's mine.

Taking a Reservation With a Grain of Salt

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Sweeney

There's a tapas place in my neighborhood that I want to check out and invited a new friend to join me tonight. Yelp.com suggested I make a reservatio...

What NOT to Write on a College, Grad School or MBA Resumé

Sam Johnson | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Sam Johnson

Colleges and grad schools ask a lot of their applicants these days, and one of the trickier requests is a compelling and typo-less resumé.

Happy Chipsgiving! A Holiday Celebration (Because Friendsgiving Is a Lot of Work When Hungover)

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 01.18.2015 | Comedy
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

So, here we are. Thanksgiving is upon us yet again, and while you had every intent to plan a Friendsgiving, you ended up spending November getting d...

Gay Men and Their Quarter-Life Crises (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-17-20141115thumbnail7asmall.jpgIn this last episode of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny reflects on 12 years of partying in L.A. with nothing to show for it. Now he is jobless, friendless, and, worst of all, not in his 20s anymore. What he does next will surprise you.

Should Netflix Pull the Plug on Cosby?

David Fagin | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Regardless of whether or not you believe Ms. Bowman and the others who've come forward, if Netflix does decide to go ahead and air Cosby's special, and they're lambasted for it, they'll have no one to blame but themselves for its "'Cos and effect.'"

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Sick of People Using His Name as a Cumberpun

Oren Mendez | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Lately It's starting to really cumberbother me how a lot of you are cumberbantering about my name.

How Erudite Are You? Take the Test.

Larry Paros | Posted 01.16.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

This is the second column from that second book. The saga of our heroic efforts to educate the masses continues. Enjoy!

6 Dogs Who Are Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner

Kait Sawyer | Posted 01.15.2015 | Comedy
Kait Sawyer

Before we know it, the bird will be going in the oven and we'll be announcing what we're thankful for with our closest friends and family. In an effort to get in the spirit, here are 6 dogs that are more ready for Thanksgiving than I am.

Russell Brand Impersonates Noam Chomsky

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Democracy Now!

British comedian and actor Russell Brand sat down with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! for an extended interview about his new book.

I'll Never Forget You and Your Bad Posture, M/35/G Train

Ben Berkon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

You stepped onto the Church Avenue-bound G-train at Nassau. Like a Buffalo Exchange princess -- nay, queen -- you donned commando-leather boots whose heels were blatantly overdue for a cobbler visit. As the son of three generations of podiatrists, I couldn't look away. But you noticed me, too.

Shayla Hates Celebrities Episode Premiere: Interview With Shonali Bhowmik

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 01.13.2015 | Comedy
J.L. Sirisuk

Those with a knowledge of New York and the history of its comedy scene will recognize Shonali Bhowmik immediately due to her rock 'n' roll sensibilities, her ties to some of the most innovative comedic acts, and of course her distinctly contagious laugh.

Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Oral History of a 'Gay' Web Series (Part 1)

Brad Liberti | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

Leon Acord isn't exactly feeling perky today. No, he's not kvetching because his wildly successful Web series -- which follows the lives of four gay men over the age of 40 trying to navigate life and love in L.A. -- is gearing up to premiere its highly anticipated third season. The truth of the matter is that he's just a little tired.

Television's 5 Greatest Sad Sack Characters

Brad Hinds | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Hinds

The sad sacks of the world strive to prove that, yes, in fact, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong and when it goes wrong, it really goes wrong. Television's humble and beleaguered sad sacks have languished in obscurity for far too long.

Inherent Advice: An AFI Fest Essay

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

Making a film is the art of retroactive hypnotism. And there is no greater cinema hypnotist than Paul Thomas Anderson. It's rare to see a movie simultaneously this interesting and this good; this incoherent and this profound; this frustrating and this enjoyable.

Take Viagra If You Can Afford It: The Necessary Comedy of Lewis Black

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

Comedy, humor in general, can be a way of turning things upside down, shifting our angle of vision away from distraction. And it says things out loud that many of us are either already thinking or have bubbling close to consciousness.

How to Handle Drama in the Workplace (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 01.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-10-20141108gogoboyfightpicsmall.jpgIn Episode 6 of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny Carter makes a triumphant return to his old club on a probationary period, but what he finds out changes everything.