Where The Simpsons dealt with stresses from the network, Trey Parker's dilemmas are based in his own standards and perception.
Suddenly Brooks is like the James Franco of comedy. If his book sucked, no problem. But it's hard not to like Twenty Thirty: The Real Story of What Happened to America.
As I watched Tom Shadyac's documentary I Am., I wondered: Does it take a near-death experience to open our eyes to the wonder of life and force us to reckon our place in the world?
Much like their own Krusty the Clown, The Simpsons have lent their names to many different products
The world is divided between givers and takers - you know who you are - who often get matched up with each other in the same unfortunate ways as the c...
What's the deal with the puppets? Puppets, like cartoons, used to be for kids. But these days, they're more often conduits for high-brow visual lyricism. Clearly, we in New York are having a puppet moment.
While the Vatican has arrived late to the party, for a place that counts time in centuries not years, the Holy See's engagement with the worldwide cultural phenomenon that is The Simpsons is well ahead of schedule.
Each week, I post the five funniest videos from the past week right here. And this was the week that began with Rick Sanchez and ended with Carl Paladino.
Shearer spoke with me about his movie,The Big Uneasy, a look at how New Orleans flooded, and the anger stirred by media that came to his new hometown but overlooked the Army Corps' role in flooding it.
The 15 Penn Plaza plan will bring down the legendary Hotel Pennsylvania. The hotel, built in 1919, has a rich history, an essential part of which is bound up with my father's first hit as a songwriter.
It's not often that we get to witness a full-color, slow-motion, and entirely self-motivated fall from grace, but over the course of the summer, that's exactly what we've been treated to courtesy of LeBron James.
J. Craig Venters's seriously overreached when he claimed last week that his lab was the first to create synthetic life. Television has been creating synthetic life on a massive scale for decades and video games have been doing it for years.
I love Tina Fey, but there was something a bit Obama-getting-the-Nobel-Priz-ish about the news that she'll receive the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for Humor...
I've been reading your intemperate, self-righteous posts on the Polanski affair, in which you defend the child rapist against his detractors, among whom I count myself.
My viral video of the week honor goes to the hilarious fake Seinfeld trailer for "George," a tear-jerker version of the Susan's death story set to the score of The Shawshank Redemption.