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George Carlin Dies

Remembering America's Philosopher-Comic

James Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Sullivan

If he was still around, what would Carlin make of the BP oil spill? How about the papal cover-up or the "Tonight Show" debacle? Or the high school principal who banned the nonsense word "meep"?

George Carlin: The Last Words of America's Greatest Comedian

Tony Hendra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tony Hendra

Calling George Carlin a "comedian" describes his work as inadequately as "painter" describes Francis Bacon or "guitarist" BB King. No one understood better that comedy at its best is a dark and beautiful art.

Complaints & Grievances

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

An open letter to several dozen editorial cartoonists. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....

Jerry Seinfeld's Heart

Susan Braudy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Susan Braudy

Jerry Seinfeld has heart -- a totally unexpected commodity in his business or in any business for that matter. Read his essay on the passing of George Carlin.

A Green Room Memory of George Carlin

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lea Lane

Like some of the other original comics who died too soon -- Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman-- George Carlin changed comedy, nudging and sometimes pushing it along.

George Carlin's SNL Monologue

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

George Carlin, who died on Sunday at the age of 71, is being remembered as a pioneer, iconoclast and legend, but he was also a part of television hist...

George Carlin Remembered By Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, Ben Stiller And More

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

George Carlin, who died on Sunday, has some A-list eulogizers. Jerry Seinfeld has penned an obit for Tuesday's New York Times called "Dying Is Hard. ...

The Seven Dirty Words You'd Never Hear Today

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Kilkenny

Every flattering statement, every overzealous compliment about George Carlin will still be too few for one of the greatest comedians ever to shout his fearlessness into a microphone.

Death Be Not Proud

Richard Belzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Belzer

George Carlin is in the rarefied pantheon of the few, too few, truly great stand-up comedians.

George Carlin Dead At 71: "It's A Wonderful Feeling To Have Found Something You're Good At, That You Love To Do"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Carlin was a comedy giant, a legend and a pioneer for his sharp observations and wicked, fearless commentary -- the kind that occasionally got him in trouble, like, say, getting arrested for violating FCC obscenity laws.

George Carlin -- Genius, Inspiration & Hard Working Motherfucker

Michael Terry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Terry

Carlin's comedy has always had anger underlying it; anger that people are so stupid and self-righteous. I'm embarrassed to see his career simplified into a thirty second sound bite.

Jason Linkins

George Carlin Dies: Video Highlights From His Career | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Comedian George Carlin, best known for his scabrous, unflinching style and his rivetingly observant social satire, died of heart failure Sunday night ...