We were educating people about campaign finance law (or lack thereof). Each time I spoke to someone who had never heard of a super PAC, or didn't really know how they worked, was a rewarding experience.
"Time is about appreciating having all this ability to sort of capture the eternity of a moment, but then knowing that you're going to have to let it go at some point. Winter will come."
This week kicked off with the Sunday political talk shows obsessing about Anna Wintour's Obama endorsement, then CNN couldn't get enough of England's Diamond Jubilee, but soon the focus shifted to the big recall election in Wisconsin (AKA the "death of unions"). All of the late night shows were back in full force this week (unlike last) to cover these stories and more.
Stephen Colbert is a master at the "put on" interview with famous people, but last night, for the first time I can recall, he was practically speechless.
Fashion can be two things: It can be as simple as something you put on to make yourself feel beautiful, or as dynamic as something illustrative of culture, time and its transformations.
After two long weeks off the air, "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" returned this week, just as almost every other late night show went on hiatus
It is a real a stretch to see Stewart as a teacher of religion. True, his interviews on religious matters, as on everything else, are always civil. But the fact is that while he avoids anger and bitterness, his jokes and skits on religion have a mocking, dismissive tone.
My legal advisor and I spread out FEC Form 1 on the dining room table. "You mean this is really, really it?" I was asking in disbelief. "This one form, which asks nothing more difficult of me than to spell my name and address properly, is all I need?"
Isn't it possible to be entertaining, humorous and intelligent all at the same time? We appreciate thought-provoking, envelope-pushing entertainment; Muslim and Arab communities are not above that.
Stephen Colbert's on-air routine taking Wheat Thins and its advertising memo to task in a branded sponsorship earlier this year was deliberate, sa...
Writing a 3,000-word feature on campaign spending is hard. Writing ten funny jokes about campaign spending is also hard. Some people are good at the former, some people are good at the latter and some people are good at both, but those people are unicorns.
But while those waiting for Rowling's finale were both children and adults, those waiting for Colbert were almost exclusively adults, most of whom I'd venture to guess had never been there before.
From the moment Joe Biden opened his mouth on Meet the Press, this week was all about gay marriage. Once President Obama made his big announcement on Wednesday afternoon, it was all anyone in the media could talk about.
This week began with the ultimate collision of comedy and politics: the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Both Barack Obama and John McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live during their race for the residency, and one wonders if Mitt Romney will embrace this precedent before Election Day.
I'm on to you, Colbert. The Colbert Report is your way of accomplishing your over-the-top bucket list, isn't it? You just have a bigger budget than the rest of us.