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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.

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. ...

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.

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 ...

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.