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Edinburgh: Motherlode of Festivals

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Though August is a peak time for Edinburgh Festivals, you'll find something stimulating and entertaining throughout the year.

Maureen Ryan

'You're The Worst' Quickly Becomes TV's Best Romantic Comedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment

Looking for a comedy that's actually funny? Want one with precisely calibrated yet organically complex characters? Want to watch a well-constructed st...

Close Encounters of the Joan Rivers Kind

Patricia Rust | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy
Patricia Rust

I remember Joan Rivers, the year was around 1976, I think of maybe a little before or after, and I was so young and loved to laugh. But who doesn't? ...

How To Have Fun With a Serious Song

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the wake of "Ebb Tide," Carl's 1953 oceanic collaboration with composer Robert Maxwell, hundreds of orchestras and singers recorded it. Millions purchased those recordings. Critics fawned over it. Teens made out to it. Couples chose it as their wedding song.

A Memo From God to Bob McDonnell

Flora Nicholas | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

As you have announced that your "trust remains in the Lord," I feel it is my duty as The Holy Father, to give you, The Holy F Up, some guidance as you seek to atone for said un-saintly sins.

10 Signs You Take The Bible Too Literally

Pete Enns | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Pete Enns

1. You laugh when you read about dinosaur fossils, because you know they are really God's little inside joke to confuse atheists.

Joan Rivers Died Like She Lived: Shocking People

Kevin Price | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kevin Price

Rivers has shocked us again, dramatically exiting just when we all were expecting more. Shocking people may very well be the thing that she did best.

Podcast Review: 'Modern Day Philosophers with Danny Lobell' with Guest Shecky Greene

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.07.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

We've lost some of our great comic minds lately - this is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the life and times of a comedy icon who is still quite lucid in his 80s, before it's too late.

Let's Not Pretend Joan Rivers Was A Feminist Icon

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Yes, Rivers often zinged herself too, but isn't that also a form of woman-bashing? Indeed, it seems Rivers' shrewdness was in recognizing a patriarchal appetite for misogynistic humor -- and exploiting it.

10 Tips for Listening to Your Coworkers While Still Ignoring Them

Sarah Cooper | Posted 09.05.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

One of my coworkers came to me the other day and said something about how they were feeling or something, I can't remember exactly what. The point is, listening to your coworkers is hard.

Joan Rivers' Comedy Era Is Over -- Younger Jewish Women Comics Have Better Attitudes About Looks and Sex

Debra Nussbaum Cohen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Debra Nussbaum Cohen

What is starkly noticeable in the wake of Rivers' death is how much has changed for funny ladies since Rivers first walked onto the Tonight Show stage in 1965.

The 6 Types Of Bartender

Dan Miles | Posted 09.05.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

In many ways bartending is like the French Foreign Legion; they are both challenging lifestyles, attracting a disparate and, let's face it, occasionally shady, bunch of characters.

Farewell, Joan

Marc Mierowsky | Posted 09.05.2014 | Comedy
Marc Mierowsky

Whenever she was asked who her greatest influence was, Joan Rivers responded with characteristic quickness, "Lenny Bruce." This shouldn't come as a surprise to those who know her comedy. Bruce spent his entire career overstepping the limits of what could be said on stage.

Behind Every Legend -- RIP Joan Rivers

Heather Hummel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
Heather Hummel

I hope that Joan and my grandmother, also a stunning blond, are reconnecting on the other side and keeping God laughing. I have no doubt that Joan has just the perfect joke for St. Peter when she arrives at the pearly gates.

What Will Joan Rivers Be Remembered For?

Quora | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

I adored Joan Rivers. Adored her as though I knew her. She will be remembered in most of the obituaries as a pioneering woman entertainer. There was no comedienne like her before -- Lucille Ball and charming slapstick was the prototype.

Meeting Joan Rivers When She Was in Love

Lea Lane | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
Lea Lane

Much to my surprise, she was the opposite of the joking loud-mouth I knew from television. She seemed demure and polite, and she let Bernard do most of the talking and the quipping.

Joan Rivers Remembered

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Over two nights, our conversation covered many things -- her devotion to her family, her legendary work ethic, her delight in making people laugh -- and then it took on what turned out to be a prescient dimension.

India's Jewish Community: Vibrant, Strong, Uproarious

Noah Gardenswartz | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Noah Gardenswartz

A few minutes before the plane touched down and I was introduced to the complete sensory overload that is India, I realized that I was prepared to meet Jews and I was prepared to meet Indians, but I still wasn't prepared to meet Jewish Indians.

Miles of Aisles of Dissent: There's an App for That!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.04.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Technology that promised to connect us has instead isolated us, driving us from diversity to safe, homogenized forums and Facebook fan pages.

Rack & Ruin: The One Web Series You Should Be Watching During Fashion Week and Beyond

Greg Archer | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

I caught up with Dee as Fashion Week officially unravels in all of its glory to learn more about the web series, the mix of comedy and fashion, and the good news that the show may be destined for cable.

Ben, Jerry, and Me: My Lifelong Love Affair With Ice Cream

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer McGaha

It tasted like 19 years old and tie-dye dresses and my best friend's dorm room plastered with Led Zepplin posters and reeking of weed. It tasted like Youth itself, and I was ruined. Suddenly, every other ice cream I had ever tasted was a disappointment in retrospect.

How a Book Without a Single Teenage Vampire Became A Best-seller Through Word of Mouth

Dan Miles | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
Dan Miles

A few weeks ago a book I'd written became a best-seller. As you can imagine I was pretty happy about this and proceeded to get roundly drunk and throw up in a pair of trousers.

This Is How People In The Middle East Are Making Fun Of ISIS

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

As militants of the Islamic State group continue their brutal offensive in Syria and Iraq, some have taken to a whole different front line to attack t...

Why Are We Getting Fatter And Fatter?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Seinfeld Writer Peter Mehlman Pens Debut Novel

Elan Barnehama | Posted 08.29.2014 | Books
Elan Barnehama

Set in the crushing complacency of suburbia, It Won't Always Be This Great is narrated by an unnamed Long Island podiatrist who commits an accidental act of vandalism that shakes him, albeit temporarily, out of his sleepwalking existence.