Is it just me or is there one huge elephant in the Stephen Colbert soon-to-be inhabited Late Show living room?
But I do have issues with being in a country of over 300 million people who are not all white, who don't all live in -- or near -- Manhattan, who are not all college educated, and who are not all males. But you never would know that if you're relied on the executives from NBC and CBS.
If a network chose to place a woman behind the desk of a late night show, there would be an opportunity to do something both historic and radical -- suggest that the voice of a female comedian is as relevant as that of her male counterpart.
One of the most intriguing aspects about attending a St. Vincent concert is the anticipation. What will Annie Clark do next?
A few reactions to Letterman's retirement announcement bring up the idea that he may be stepping down because he never "got" the viral video phenomenon that Fallon and Kimmel have so clearly mastered. I say, nuts to that. Letterman invented viral videos -- we just called them "watercooler moments," and they were spread with your lips, not your fingertips.
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You cannot expect Asian Americans to "get" that the racism was ironic when it's never quite clear to us what the intentions of the ones delivering the jokes are.
Using words like "Ching-Chong" on a parody show sends the message that slurs like this are all in good fun. But in a world in which racism still exists, these comments are not categorically funny in the same way other satire is.
Twitter has proven to be a fascinating portrait of what happens when people fight speech they don't like with more speech.
When something that we like, something that is usually in line with our "progressive" sentiments, reveals that the ethics of race and racism aren't as tidy as we had assumed, that structure begins to crumble. We become defensive.
At the risk of sounding ridiculous and terribly insincere, last Thursday was one of the most memorable days in my life because I had the chance to be part of the audience for a taping of my favorite television show, The Daily Show.
With the March 31 deadline to enroll in health insurance through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or, to the rest of us, Obamacare) upo...
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The Colbert Report has argued that Colbert's character on the show is simply a conservative, bigoted persona who is simply a comedic archetype. But regardless, the actions of this persona do have repercussions -- intentionally, or unintentionally.
When we contemplate the tactical and strategic decisions on Russia, we need to keep in mind the conflict we have always had of how to push back on an illiberal regime, while at the same time send a message of friendship and even love to the Russian people.