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WATCH: The 9 Funniest 'SNL' Holiday Sketches

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Since 1975, "Saturday Night Live" has provided us with comedy that has tackled current events, pop culture and everything in between -- including the ...

PHOTOS: All In The Name Of Art | Highlights This Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The merriment of the Thanksgiving holiday was short-lived and this week saw a lot of controversy in the artworld. From Leonardo's The Last Supper to D...

Robin Williams Defends Steve Martin: 'Boyz II Mensch'

| Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Given all the flak and vitriol directed Steve Martin's way in light of his "boring" 92nd St. Y conversation, who knew Robin Williams was rounding up a...

Not All Steve Martin Events Suck

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Six days before the Steve Martin debacle at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, the comedian gave a delightful reading from his new novel at the Union Square Barnes & Noble.

ART TALKS: Steve Martin Responds To 92nd St Y Debacle With NY Times Op-Ed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

You may have heard that last week, Steve Martin gave a talk (with friend and arts journalist Deborah Solomon) at the 92nd St Y that didn't go over ver...

WATCH: Steve Martin 'Bewildered' By Y Incident

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the fallout surrounding Steve Martin's controversial interview at Manhattan's 92nd St. Y last week, the comedian spoke to Rita Braver on CBS's "Sun...

Steve Martin At The 92 St. Y

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Steve Martin learned Monday night that when a comedian talks about his book, nobody laughs. Or cares. On Nov. 29 Martin spoke with the New York Times...

Culture Wars Return to Washington and New York

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

As a Presidential Appointee in the 1980's to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Arts, it pains me enormously to see a replay of the Culture Wars that were played out so destructively in those years.

Who's to Blame for 92Y's Chat Gone Wrong With Steve Martin?

Sean L. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean L. McCarthy

A remarkable thing happened earlier this week on New York City's Upper East Side. The 92Y offered a full refund to patrons who attended an event with celebrated comedian Steve Martin.

Why the Oscars Are Irrelevant

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some people have greeted this week's selection of James Franco and Anne Hathaway as hosts for next February's Oscar broadcast as a harbinger of doom. Yeah, right -- like this annual ritual wasn't already one of the walking dead.

COMEDY: Is Stand-Up The Reality TV Of Broadway?

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Passing off stand-up comedy as a Broadway show, intentionally or not, does nothing but confuse the terminology of theatrical standards, whatever those might be.

Rather Read About Shopping Than Do It Today?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's Black Friday and time to go on a literary shopping spree, not the way James Franco went on a spree buying up film rights to books, but learning f...

Easy Reader: Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty Is An Object of Flawed Beauty

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Steve Martin may be a wild and crazy guy elsewhere but when it comes to his new novel, An Object of Beauty, set squarely in Manhattan's art-and-commerce world, he's serious.

The Rockefellers, Steve Martin And Jay Leno

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The New Yorker Stories" By Ann Beattie The New York Times And on Beattie goes, publishing one wry story after another in the welcoming pages of The N...

PHOTOS: SNL Buddies At Natural History Museum Gala

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Your favorite New Yorkers were all together in one magical place last night -- The Museum of Natural History. Anne Hathaway posed by the taxidermied a...

ART BOOK: Steve Martin's New Book 'An Object Of Beauty' | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Walking down Madison Avenue on a sunny afternoon last week Steve Martin had the look of a movie star in thin disguise, wearing tinted glasses and a ch...

What Does Obama Write Publicly To His Daughters?

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sammy Perlmutter

With a first printing of a whopping 500,000 copies, Of Thee I Sing promises to become a bestseller. With its stunning illustrations and subtle text, it deserves to be heralded as much more.

Steve Martin Sings An Atheist Gospel Song (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Over the last few months, Steve Martin has reminded us why he's regarded as one of the most inventive and hilarious comedians of all time. He recently...

New York Public Library Honors 2010 Lions

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Literary luminaries gathered last night at the New York Public Library for its annual Library Lions dinner. This year's honorees included two writer...

HuffPost Review: Due Date

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With Due Date, the audience will find itself in the not-unfamiliar situation of watching a comedy whose best jokes have been given away in the commercials and trailers for the film.

An Interview With Novelist Frederic Tuten

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The themes of love and art are central to Tuten's beautiful new book of interrelated short stories, Self Portraits: Fictions.

A Writer's Credo: Notes from Author Frederic Tuten

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bettina Korek

I'm interested in writing that spins on itself, dives inward, twists the guts of language and makes it sing new songs, whole operas, even unstageable ones.

Steve Martin's Private Tour Notes 'Leaked' (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Uh oh... It looks like Steve Martin's super secret tour notes have been leaked to the masses! Only they aren't so super secret (more ridiculous) and t...

Steve Martin Joined Twitter! 9 Signs That He's Already Addicted (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Since Steve Martin joined Twitter last week, he's already made quite an impression on his 127,000 followers. Although he's entering the social network...

Roz Chast: The New Yorker, Children's Books and a Bird Named Marco

Rebecca Serle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Serle

Recently, I talked with Roz Chast about her career, how things have changed in the thirty-plus years she's been an artist in New York, and why she chose this moment to begin writing for children.