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Marcia Liss | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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13 Rules for Deciding What Number to Use in the Title of Your Online Article

Siobhan Adcock | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Siobhan Adcock

Despite being reasonably informed and clickbait-proof consumers of digital media, smart people have clicked on all of these links.

What Robin Williams' Death Means to Me

Justine Valinotti | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Justine Valinotti

I normally don't pay much attention to what happens to celebrities. But Robin Williams' apparent suicide has left me with a grief I have not experienced over the death of anyone else I never knew personally.

Why Do Iguanas Have Two Penises?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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I'm With Stupid: Because I Had to Be a Big Shot, Didn't I?

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Some of you may not know this, but I'm kind of a big deal. I get recognized. I mean, I got recognized once, and it could happen again, so it counts.

Podcast Review: Bad 4 Business with Jerry Ferrara

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.15.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

If you're a fan of HBO's late series Entourage, you probably have been lying awake nights wondering, "Whatever became of the guy who played Turtle?" R...

A Better Way to Remember Robin Williams

Melody Moezzi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Melody Moezzi

Instead of turning to entertainment journalists analyzing a publicist's statement about the actor "battling severe depression" to confirm some sick curiosity, we ought to look where Mr. Williams wanted us to look, where he left so many astounding gifts and treasures, where he lived and where he still lives -- in his art.

Can This Southern Restaurant Prove It Isn't Biased?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.15.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Unlike those big corporations, Mary's doesn't hate! Mary's simply wants to reward its favorite customers with a 15% discount. What could be wrong with that?

DOs and DON'Ts of Black People Shopping In Your Store

Phoebe Robinson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Phoebe Robinson

Allow me to try on clothes in peace. Don't get me wrong. You can be attentive, but knocking on the dressing room door as if you're sending morse code to an American ally in the Ukraine is not meant to be helpful; it's meant to make your presence known and me nervous.

Sad Clown: How Robin Williams Influenced This Comedian

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

Reading the reports of Robin Williams' darker side and the demons he faced has hit home for me: the clown and entertainer just wanting to be loved and make people smile while he himself felt isolated and different. The sad clown.

Wanda Sykes on Kids, Family and Hitting the Road

Sarah Toce | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

The truth: Sykes is a down-to-earth mama who does comedy for a living and loves the hell out of life, but when I talked to her -- she was a normal chick trying to get a few words in before her five-year-old twins -- Lucas and Olivia -- hauled off into the nearby pool.

But Doctor, I Am Pagliacci: The Passing of a Clown

Arthur Chu | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy
Arthur Chu

In a world filled with cutting satire and brutal parody and subversive deconstruction, he was one of those comics who really believed the purpose of comedy was to make people happy, to help people forget.

Comedian Janet Silverman Talks 89 D*ck Picks

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy
Shoshana Greenberg

How do you react when you see a dick pick? Laugh? Gag? Analyze the lighting? Comedian Janet Silverman decided to look at 89 d*ck picks for the first time and record her reactions, which include all of those and more.

Goodbye Robin

Neal Wooten | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Neal Wooten

These are not The Best of Times/Club Paradise is lost to some/The Survivors are left to mourn/And wonder What Dreams May Come

Robin Williams -- A Comic Genius Who Named Everything, Except His Own Depression

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Lam

If his suicide has any silver lining, it's that depression and mental illness are now being talked about more openly. In far-flung India, China and Vietnam, where mental illness, especially depression, is a taboo subject, it is now on the front pages of newspapers and TV programs reporting on Williams' suicide.

Laughter as Nutrition

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Schweitzer

Robin Williams' death is national news precisely because his clowning and personality as our country's court jester were appreciated across social and political divides; he was our collective voice of comedy.

Dark-Humored Drama About Human Trafficking to Open at IRT

Jody Christopherson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

The kinds of stories we are willing to tell speaks volumes to the value placed on individuals within a society. To this point, IRT Theater presents USELESS, a new dark-humored drama about human trafficking by Saviana Stanescu.

Robin Williams: We All Know Someone Hurting Like He Was

Judy Silk | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

If you haven't walked in my shoes, please don't revert to the mentality that says just a little elbow grease or mind over matter will solve all our problems.

Growing Pains

Anthony Romeo | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anthony Romeo

To say that the life of Robin Williams affected only those in my age group would be incorrect. But for 20-somethings like myself, the passing of our most memorable and iconic comedian is a blow to the childhoods we'll now never be able to reclaim.

I Feel Like I Lost a Friend

Carol Smaldino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

I'm supposing that I'm very much not alone here. So for those of us who need to feel worthy of our sadness, I say let's try to own it. It's part of what makes us human, and without it, well, we are much much less so.

British-American Translation

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Everyone knows the old saw, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "Britain and America are two countries, divided by a common language." Fortunately, there is a simple formula for translating between them: the British understate, while the Americans overstate.

Robin Williams: Drugs, Depression and Laughter

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Reef Karim, D.O.

Personally, I was deeply effected by Robin Williams passing. I grew up with him. He was a part of my childhood and adult life. I, like may others, will really miss his spirit and his talent. He made me laugh and helped me realize the power of comedy and laughter in my personal and professional life. I truly believe that "Laughter is the best medicine." And our world just lost some really good medicine.

I Didn't Know Him

Brian Finkelstein | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy
Brian Finkelstein

Even though I didn't know Robin Williams, I'm affected by his suicide. It feels like we all are. We all feel so goddamn sad. And so I say this: If in your life you feel down or lost or in pain... I beg you to call someone.

Depression and the Sad Clown: A TV Comedy Writer Thinks of Robin

David S. Simon | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David S. Simon

It is not fair. It is not even rational. It just is. But death and depression are not who anyone is. They are nothing more or less than accomplices, the low-rent architects of your self-destruction and despair.

Boiling It Down: The Right and The Left

Harold Nonken | Posted 08.12.2014 | Comedy
Harold Nonken

It is common knowledge that our politics are incredibly polarized. We have the right wing! We have the left wing! But if you are a bird, and only flap your left wing -- or your right wing -- you fly in circles and go nowhere.