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World's First Children-to-Parent Dictionary

Mark C. Miller | Posted 07.03.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Language is one of the few things, aside from the cat and their bowels, over which children can exercise a certain degree of power and control.

Jumping The Broom: Family and Class Conflicts With a Side of Humor

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The film doesn't try to put a copycat "urban" tag on the proceedings, but instead tells an interesting story free of Hollywood's often narrow depictions of African-Americans.

The Not-So Comic Future | JANET MASLIN | Posted 07.01.2011 | Arts

In his most recent film, "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World," Albert Brooks can be seen as a stand-up comic trying to entertain an audience in In...

Royal Wedding, Eat Your Heart Out: Scandalous Georgian Caricatures

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.27.2011 | Arts

The imminent Royal Wedding between England's Prince William and commoner Kate Middleton has met with a wide array of artwork created in response. The ...

Decoding the College Facebook Status

Emily de La Bruyere | Posted 06.20.2011 | College
Emily de La Bruyere

The variations are limitless, but the message is always the same: "I am happy/over the moon/sobbing, and all 1,000+ of my Facebook friends may now react accordingly."

World Peace ... One Joke At A Time

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

A Rabbi, a Muslim, and a Baptist preacher walk into a room. (Rim shot!) Yes, it is the setup for a joke, but not like you expect.

Last Supper Tests Apostles' Friendship

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"Matt. You know I hath no greater love for anyone on this planet, but this is the gospel truth -- the dinner is tonight. I've even brought in an Italian guy to make a picture."

Ladies Sue Wal-Mart -- Supreme Court Style!

Erin Gibson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson


Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Scream 4

Dan Persons | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Poor Sidney Prescott. Not satisfied with the ordeals she suffered in Screams 1 - 3, she's gotta go and tempt fate by returning to Woodsboro and courting the attention of psycho killer Ghostface.

Jon Stewart's Winning Ways

Sunil Adam | Posted 06.15.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Funny Business: The Strange But True Connection Between Pixar, MAD Magazine, and Product Development

Matt Cohen | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Matt Cohen

As my bio points out, I am a contributing writer for MAD Magazine. I sometimes worry about admitting that in public, but I have discovered that people...

TV Now

Paul Reiser | Posted 06.14.2011 | Media
Paul Reiser

Last time I had a show on television it was 1999. It used to be you offer up an artistic endeavor and the appropriate reviewer would weigh in, hopefully with nice things to say. Now everyone has something to say.

Art Expert Proves Picture's Worth Just 923 Words

Mark C. Miller | Posted 06.11.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

For centuries, the old axiom, "A picture's worth a thousand words," has been unquestioningly accepted as the truth. But it appears as though that assumption is wrong.

We the People?

Sunil Adam | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Prom Dresses You're Going to Regret

Rachel Kane | Posted 06.08.2011 | Style
Rachel Kane

Prom season is upon us and what better time for Forever 21 to unleash a parade of instantly regrettable dresses? Meet the future focal points of pictures that will forever mar the precious memories from prom, 2011.

Theater: Seaworthy "Anything Goes;" Heavenly "Divine Sister"

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

ANYTHING GOES ** 1/2 out of **** STEPHEN SONDHEIM THEATRE It's hard to go wrong with a sturdy musical theater vessel like the Cole Porter classic Any...

Can Religion Be Funny? Getting 'Funatical' By Laughing At Differences

Omar Regan | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Omar Regan

If we can laugh at each other, we can love each other. Comedy is about comparing and contrasting differences. As long as you take a respectful approach, religious differences can be funny.

Max Tries Yoga

Max Fox | Posted 06.07.2011 | Comedy
Max Fox

When you look at me, one thing you don't think is, "Well, there's a man who does yoga." I've just never considered my inner being to be very yoga-friendly. I'm namaste-intolerant.

The Enduring Satiric Genius of Tom Lehrer

Spencer Green | Posted 06.07.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Satire -- let alone musical satire -- that actually hit hard was surprising at the dawn of the Eisenhower administration, but there was an audience ready to embrace it.

Lucy Blodgett

'Uhh Yeah Dude' Live At The Largo | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 06.07.2011 | Los Angeles

WHO: Uhh Yeah Dude WHERE: Largo At The Coronet Theatre, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 WHEN: April 9, 2011 (8pm) HOW: Tickets start...

This Weekend In Denver: Kites, Culture And Comedy

Posted 06.06.2011 | Denver

This weekend in Denver holds a lot of laughs. Two great female comedians, Iliza Shelsinger and Heather McDonald, will both do stand-up at the area's r...

Republicans Seek to Ban Sympathy, Even in Cases of Incest or Rape

David Kronke | Posted 06.07.2011 | Comedy
David Kronke

The bill forbids Americans from putting themselves in the shoes of the less fortunate, because, as the former Senator noted, "putting oneself in another's shoes is tantamount to theft."

Son of the Fonz Makes Comedy From Pain

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Despite the old plot chestnut of crashing a wedding, Ceremony feels quirky and heart-felt. It fashions comedy from, one suspects, the filmmaker's pain, creating a direct pipeline from life to screen.

Catholic Nun Forcibly Removed From Plane For Wearing 'Muslim Garb'

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2011 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Sister Cora-Ann, a Catholic Nun from the Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Dayton, Ohio got the surprise of her life yesterday, when she was asked to leave the plane she had just boarded at the Omaha International Airport.

Are Facebook and YouTube Making Us A**holes??

Lee Camp | Posted 06.03.2011 | Comedy
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Lee Camp