Celebrity and citizenship proved inseparable when Steven Spielberg presented the "Ambassador for Humanity" award to George Clooney at a gala hosted by Jon Stewart on Thursday night in New York.
Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef, and the satirical Billionaires deploy ironic humor to query the powerful and to insist that elected politicians owe voters an honest accounting of their actions.
Best of America! That's right, gay marriage, politics, hugs, immigration, etc. Americans are always so smart. Almost as smart as I can be. I'm excited to share some of my interviews with you and I hope you enjoy them.
Maybe the reason I'm wanting to channel my inner Donna Summer is that I've been on a week-long marathon of Orange Is the New Black. It's so thrilling to watch women chew up the scenery and be funny and crazy and silly and insane and wild and tough and every freaking shade a woman can be.
Royal Prince babies and Weiners! It has been one heck of a week. Who knew things would be so eventful. I don't understand Anthony Weiner though... how can you just keep messin' up like that?
Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.
If there's any place that can offer gay people a voice and an opportunity to make fun of ourselves instead of everyone else doing it for us, it's The Daily Show. The introduction of a "senior gay correspondent" is not only belated but a perfect way to herald in this seeming Gay Spring.
I was speaking with an executive at a small publishing house who told me that among the many upheavals in publishing, one of the most telling has been the lessening impact of the book review.
The night was not exactly like the baudy The Aristocrats, a film featuring comedians telling roughly the same story, each one raunchier than the one b...
The postmodern intellectual is also more closely associated with business and sales than in the past. Today, everyone markets themselves and everything is a business. Even academic institutions resemble business institutions.
In one swoop, Hutchinson managed to eliminate Native Americans, Mexicans, and enslaved Africans from Texas history -- and Jon Stewart let it go.
Having once misled the public during the year prior to the invasion of Iraq, the media appear to be reprising that role in order to lend an air of inevitability to potential U.S. military intervention in Syria. Exhibit A is the appearance of Christiane Amanpour on The Daily Show.
I imagined how much better my life would be with my sister-wife Martha by my side. Our bed sheets ironed and folded into hospital corners; a perfectly labeled food pantry. Surely, these advantages would outweigh the awkwardness that might arise at bedtime.
I may be insecure about my aging brain, but I will be damned if I am going to let a phone tell me it knows better. Maybe it should just go back to ringing.
Two men, with a penchant for disruptive ideas are partnering with an innovative non-profit to run a new kind of socially innovative campaign. We are certainly not in Kansas anymore.