iOS app Android app


Alternate Explanations for the Current National Debt Levels

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 10.26.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

"I'm bored," she whined, reaching for the only bottle of whiskey on the table that still had anything left in it. "Let's do something interesting." "Like what?" Boehner said. "Legislating?"

Jobs Ahead for Apple

Sunil Adam | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Sunil Adam


The Real Debbie Downer: An Interview With SNL's Rachel Dratch

Avital Andrews | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Rachel Dratch, best known for her Debbie Downer character on Saturday Night Live, recently volunteered her comedic talents for a televised public-service announcement.

Lady Gaga's Brother May Convert to Islam

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.25.2011 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

AUGUST 24, 2011 GOTHAM CITY, NY - Joey Germanotta is not as famous as his older sister Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, who is also known as "Lady ...

Stage Door: Olive and the Bitter Herbs

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

While the acting and direction click, one longs for more coherence to the two acts. Busch deftly explores the singularity of urban connections and the ties, however slim, that bind.

There's Nothing Like the Minute Aftershocks of a Deathless Earthquake to Bring Clarity to One's Life

Millie Kerr | Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy
Millie Kerr

All of a sudden, my sofa began to vibrate. Then the television, and finally each of my Pottery Barn lamps. Then it dawned on me: I had a life to live.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Love Scenes

Jeff Klima | Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Like deadly sins, dwarves, or even deadly sins committed with dwarves, there are seven rules for writing good, compelling sex scenes. Seven. Sure some...

Pro Athletes Lack Party Shorts

Emily Bracken | Posted 10.22.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Pro athletes are buff and broad, rich and famous, alpha and athletic, but rather than suit up in edgy, form-fitting athletic apparel, they look like they're wearing coulottes.

A Tragedy, A Miracle And A Brawl...Welcome to Ireland

Tom Rhodes | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel
Tom Rhodes

It was worth busting up my hand to get those five minutes of material, which I called, "Chicken worth fighting for."

My Rejected New Yorker Caption Contest Entry #1

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Steven Shehori


GOP Turns to Craigslist for Obama's Opponent

Tim Young | Posted 10.18.2011 | Comedy
Tim Young

A lot of voters have been upset with the quality of the GOP presidential candidates. After some research, it appears as if these issues can be directly linked with the party's "modern" recruitment tactics.

Necessary Conversation Goes to SF Chefs

Necessary Conversation | Posted 10.18.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


Video: WTF Podcaster Marc Maron Talks Dane Cook, Dice Clay and More on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 10.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Marc Maron, comedian and host of the WTF podcast, stopped by The Interview Show at The Hideout in Chicago to talk his life, past WTF guests like Dane Cook and Robin Williams, and more.

Dear Cereal People: PLEASE FIX YOUR BAGS

Joe Peacock | Posted 10.16.2011 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

You reach into your cupboard and pull out some tasty, tasty cereal. It's a fresh box. And you know what a fresh box means... ANTICIPATION.

Too Young for Harem Pants?

Rachel Kane | Posted 10.15.2011 | Style
Rachel Kane

These Harem Pants, disguised cunningly as "lightweight woven pants" featuring "ruching" at the "side seams," recently popped up in the "Forever 21 girls" section of ""

Food Desert Recipe: Twinkie Tuna Salad

Turnstyle | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powere...

This Is CNFMNSTV's Lightning Brunch

Martin Marks | Posted 10.15.2011 | Comedy
Martin Marks

"This is CNFMNSTV, the most reliable source for up-to-the-minute financial news from Wall Street and around the world, with far more letters than any other cable financial network, and hosted by our crackshot team of economists, gurus, and wizards -- literally."

Even After Midnight In Paris, I Prefer Woody Allen's Early Work

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great artists of all types and stripes confront the same challenge: once they've created something truly brilliant, how do they ever equal it, much less surpass it?

A Joke Writer Tackles NFL Free Agency

Costaki Economopoulos | Posted 10.11.2011 | Comedy
Costaki Economopoulos

I love jokes and I love the NFL. Welcome back boys, you've been missed! Let's get to it.

Newsweek's Cover Photo Does Not Imply Michele Bachmann is Crazy...

Jason Kitchen | Posted 10.12.2011 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

Michele Bachmann could just as easily have been photographed in a camouflage bikini holding an assault rifle, or biting the heads off chickens at a Klan rally. No photo-op can eclipse Bachmann's own words in accentuating her inherent craziness.

Why Some Latinos Are Glad 'Lopez Tonight' Got Canceled

Turnstyle | Posted 10.12.2011 | Latino Voices

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

The 11 Ways Forever 21 Is Selling Its Religion

Rachel Kane | Posted 10.10.2011 | Style
Rachel Kane


Obama's Discredit Rating

Sunil Adam | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Necessary Conversation: The Flashback Episode

Necessary Conversation | Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


We Love Lucy... At 100

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.04.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Lucille Ball, whose 100th birthday we celebrate this weekend, made us laugh for 50 years. And all I can think of is... it wasn't enough.