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Abbott and Costello

The Economics of Abbott and Costello, Part II

Barry Levinson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Barry Levinson

Apparently in many parts of the country, the minimum wage is below the poverty line, so in essence you can be employed, working over 40 hours a week, and still unable to provide a for a family of three. I found this fact perplexing, so I thought I needed the careful logic of Abbott and Costello.

The Significance of Baseball for People Who Don't Care about Baseball

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

It's October and the boys of summer are heading for the World Series Fall Classic. So it's fitting to ask, what is it about this ball-and-stick game that is so deeply embedded in our culture -- with influence well beyond the actual sport of baseball?

Walter & Jesse Do 'Who's On First?'

Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

Okay, we may have finally reached peak "Breaking Bad" vs. The Internet. In this delightfully weird video, actor Cooper Barnes plays both Walter White ...

Shelley Emling

Creator Of 'That Girl' On Marlo Thomas, Snooki And Today's Best Sitcom

HuffingtonPost.com | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.16.2012 | Fifty

During the Depression, you always left before the rent was due. There was no sense of holding on to things. I don't even know where my five Emmys are.

Who's Unemployed?

Barry Levinson | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Barry Levinson

If that great comedy team were still alive, the routine on our unemployment woes might go something like this.

Just say 'No' to a Three Stooges Movie

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm mystified by the seemingly constant frenzy online about whether or not the Farrelly brothers' longstanding urge to make a Three Stooges movie will ever get off the ground. It's toxic-remake mania taken to an extreme.

HuffPost Review: Four Lions

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Terrorism is no joking matter -- and yet the hapless jihadis in Chris Morris' gruesomely hilarious Four Lions had me giggling and laughing out loud at its blend of slapstick and smart bad-taste humor.

Lend Me a Tenor Is a Comedic Throwback

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Tenor keeps to the theatrical tradition that anything can -- and will -- happen once a set of characters mutter something along the lines of "What can go wrong?"