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Friday Talking Points -- A Campaign Retrospective, Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump has now officially selected Mike Pence for his running mate. This means it'll be a Trump/Pence ticket. Create your own humorous talking point around this matchup.

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.

Are The Simpsons​ from Illinois? Absolutely. Here Are 22 MORE Reasons to Prove It

Madison Bondi | Posted 12.08.2016 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

After sharing my previous article, I received some flack from Twitter users and Facebook commenters, who are still in denial that The Simpsons are fro...

American Political Culture Explains Why Trump Is Still Strong

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.02.2016 | Entertainment
Daniel Wagner

Why do Republican voters seem to naturally gravitate to celebrities -- most of whom are, shall we say, 'short' on actual knowledge about politics, legislative issues, and global affairs?

Frightening Hallowe'en Nightmares, For Left and Right

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual frightfest! Each year we crank up the special effects soundtrack and present our very own scary stories for both sides of the political aisle. This year's presidential campaign is frightening enough, no matter where you sit on the political spectrum.

'Simpsons' Executive Producer Opens Up About The Show's Legendary Gay Episode

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For decades "The Simpsons" has been a staple of American television. Episode after episode, viewers have watched as the show's patriarch, Homer Simpso...

'The Simpsons' Is Likely Ending After Season 30

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment

D'oh. My. God. With 26 seasons under its belt and a groundbreaking 27th just starting, it seemed like "The Simpsons" would go on forever, but accordin...

'Simpsons' Co-Creator's Sweet Memorabilia Up For Auction

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts

The art and artifacts collection of Sam Simon,"The Simpsons" co-creator who died this year, will be auctioned by Sotheby's this fall. As you might exp...

The Trump Phenomenon and U.S. Political Culture

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The only things that really matter in Republican politics today are name recognition, a degree of celebrity, and the ability to make outrageous statements that appeal to a minority of voters.

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Woo-Hoo! Homer And Marge Simpson Aren't Divorcing After All

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment

Residents of Springfield can sleep easy, because "The Simpsons" just put those divorce rumors to rest. Gossip started spreading earlier this month ...

'Girls' Stars Join Lena Dunham On 'The Simpsons' | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment

Earlier this year, we told you that "Girls" star/creator Lena Dunham was headed to Springfield for a guest role on "The Simpsons." As it turns out, h...

That Major 'Simpsons' Theory Was Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

A huge "Simpsons" theory claiming Homer Simpson has been in a coma since an episode in 1993 was just too good to be true. "Simpsons" executive produce...

This Crazy 'Simpsons' Theory Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

There's a "Simpsons" theory making its way around the Internet, and, if true, it would completely change everything you thought you knew about the sho...

The Pixelated 'Simpsons' Should Be A Real Couch Gag

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment

You've never seen "The Simpsons" quite like this. As a tribute to the show that's been on since the late '80s, "Simpsons" was just given a pixelate...

Here's What Judd Apatow's 'Simpsons' Episode Looks Like | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment

An unknown writer named Judd… Apatow or something will get his big break on Sunday night when "The Simpsons" turns a spec script that he penned many...

Judd Apatow's 'Simpsons' Episode Is Finally Being Made 25 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.02.2015 | Entertainment

It may have taken 25 years, but Judd Apatow's spec script for "The Simpsons" is finally getting made into an episode. When Apatow was first trying...

20 Facts That Prove the Simpsons Live in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 01.13.2015 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

While The Simpsons has shown us the lighter side of history, politics and pop culture, one thing they haven't shown us is their home state. This ongoing gag has stirred up quite the tug-of-war among Simpsons fans wanting to stake their claim.

Did 'The Simpsons' Just Hint At Another Major Death? | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment

"Futurama" came back to life temporarily Sunday night, as the Planet Express crew traveled back in time to present-day Springfield for 30 minutes of "...

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Simpsons'

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 10.31.2014 | Entertainment

"The Simpsons" has been around for nearly 25 years, but even the show's most avid watchers may have missed certain key facts. For instance, do you kno...

Here Are 10 'Family Guy' Facts You'll Go Giggity For

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment

As Peter Griffin would say, this is "freakin' sweet." "Family Guy" has been on a roller-coaster ride since the late '90s. The show started off with...

Simpsons Fans Rejoice! Now You Can Legally Watch Every Episode Online

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology

It's a Simpsons miracle. Cable network FX on Tuesday launched Simpsons World, a streaming website and app that lets fans watch any of the storied f...

Watch All 'The Simpsons' Incarnations From 'Treehouse Of Horror'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

Sunday night's "Treehouse of Horror XXV" was wild, but one of the best moments came in the grand finale. After the Simpsons clan realized they were...

Here Is Every 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Played All At Once

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

It would be quite a project to watch every single "Simpsons" couch gag from the past 25 years. That is, until now. One very impressive person p...

What George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin Would Look Like As 'Simpsons'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

Some people thought it would never happen, but perennial bachelor George Clooney just achieved his greatest life accomplishment ever: Getting "Simpson...