George Takei's April Fools' Day prank was too good to be true. :(
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...
Republicans all patted themselves on the back this week for fixing their party's problems. No, really! It's been one year since their "autopsy" or "post-mortem" of the 2012 elections and the party's completely "fixed."
I feel that a lot of racial sketches that I write should have a picture of me in the bottom left-hand corner smiling with thumbs up, saying, "Listen, it's okay! A black guy wrote this!"
It's a bit embarrassing to admit how difficult it was to sign up for health insurance on the new exchanges, but trust me it's worth the hassle.
Listening to them is like sipping a 1961 Château Latour, or watching Phil Jackson dominate a basketball game by owning the pace on the court.
"Heyyyyy, you made it!," Belushi says when he sees me standing up there. Sure did. Down I go. The Blues Bar is dimly lit, I can't see much.
Here again are white people doing bad, and yes, at points offensive cultural imitations and appropriations of Asian people and culture -- essentially yellowface -- and no one said, or is saying anything about it.
In the fall of 1975 I went to a birthday party. It was a time when we were quite impressed with ourselves, my friends and I. We had the right clothes -- overalls and carpenter pants, Frye boots and Huck-a-Poo shirts, and we were, for the most part, left to our own devices, free to smoke cigarettes and pot and drink cheap beer, walking from house to house in the cold nights, safe in our little suburban town.
When I was younger you were my first real taste of a grown up sketch comedy. In many ways you were the cultural arbitrator of much of my grown up comedic tastes. The problem is the country has changed and you have not.
One thing's certain in the latest allegation against New Jersey Gov. Christie Christie: either Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer is blatantly lying through her partisan teeth or the Trenton Bully Brigade has struck again.
Just a day after Saturday Night Live announced the addition of Sasheer Zamata to the cast, and still weeks prior to her scheduled debut, at least one Hollywood critic was already scribbling an asterisk by Sasheer's name.
Why did it take so long and such public criticism to lead SNL to hire a Black woman? One potential explanation for this omission comes from social psychology studies on the social invisibility of Black women.
After recent criticism for its lack of diversity, Saturday Night Live added its first black female cast member since 2007. But as is the case with things like this, this has resulted in other underrepresented demographic groups pouting and complaining vociferously about being left out.
Shortly before starting high school, my mom convinced me that a change might do me some good. So following a summer sweeping and stripping floors and hauling trash as a janitor at the elementary school, I moved four hours south, a world away.
What freedoms? Well... your freedom to remain poor -- and get sick and not afford health care. Your freedom to remain in the rat race of pursuing the American dream with a questionable chance of actualizing it.