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Robin Williams: An Agent of Change on Many Levels

Greg Archer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Few artistic beasts were able to grab lightening, stuff it into a bottle, break the bottle open and then wrestle with the lightning before swallowing it whole and leaping back onto his feet for another comedic feat. That was Williams. On the outside.

Under Our Skin

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mr. Williams was a far better actor than most of us, so his veneer was more elaborate. But all the world's a stage, and we all -- players, too. Such veneers abound. Perhaps we could keep it in mind, and give one another the benefit of prevailing doubt.

Farewell to Funny Man Robin Williams

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Rest in peace, funny man. The world will not be the same without you.

Please God, Not Robin Williams...

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The episode may disappear quickly after I post this, but God I hope not. It needs to be seen and remembered today of all days when what we need most is a Robin Williams to make us laugh the way only he could.

O Captain, My Captain: Thank You, Robin Williams

H. Alan Scott | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
H. Alan Scott

I had the great opportunity to share a meal with Robin Williams. Let me clarify, in no way were we close. But in that moment, talking with him, seeing that man that so changed my life, who in unexplainable ways has contributed to my being an openly gay writer/comedian, I'm overwhelmed with emotion.

Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

Warren Adler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Warren Adler

1. I wonder how many tunnels for illegal trade and immigration have been dug between Mexico and the United States. 2. To work my way through college...

What's the Next Book Title Corporate America Will Sneak into Kids' Libraries?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

"Won't someone please think of the children?" We'd like to think somebody is thinking about the children, but for the right reasons.

There's Actually Nothing Weird About The Stuff We Can Learn From 'Weird Al'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Wahl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the unequivocal King of Parody. With a career spanning thirty years, his clever quips and parodies have passed the test of ...

Top Off-Broadway Shows to Watch in NYC: Part Two

Jane Seo | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Jane Seo

From an over-the-top dinner and theater experience to a risqué revue about naked men singing and dancing, read about the intimate, and often interactive, shows you can only experience off-Broadway in this Part Two of my Off-Broadway crawl.

Are You as Water Smart as Conan O'Brien?

Steve Fleischli | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Conan and Andy are awesome for inspiring needed action, but you'll see that they're also pretty darn water smart.

Laughter: The Surprising Secret to Surviving Tough Times

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

You might be wondering, How could I possibly laugh when life knocks me down? Whether you have a bad day or experience a catastrophic life event, there's a pretty thin line between tragedy and comedy.

10 Ways to Fight the Boys Club at Work

Sarah Cooper | Posted 08.05.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Like most women, I'm not a man. But as a working woman in the working world, I'm surrounded by them. The fact is men are dominating every industry from software engineering to Madonna impersonating and the boys clubs ain't goin nowhere honey.

All's Fair in Love and Social Media

L.T. Brady | Posted 08.04.2014 | Comedy
L.T. Brady

My husband works so hard that he often finds it difficult to keep his eyes open once he gets home. I decided to entertain myself while my better half caught some much deserved shut eye, and thus the Instagram account @MySleepingHusband was born.

Middle East to Rebrand

Steven Clifford | Posted 08.04.2014 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Gentlemen, it time to rebrand. Start with the name. Change it from "The Middle East," to "The Middle Way." In focus group research, the former suggests violence, hostility and chaos while the later evokes tolerance, compromise and stability.

Blue Cake and Cheese Cloth: Why I'm Not Mad Nobody Cooked for Me Growing Up

Annie Battles | Posted 08.04.2014 | Comedy
Annie Battles

Every year for my birthday my dad would pick up Chinese food on his way home from work, while my sister would make me a cake filled with blue food coloring. My mom would pick up a chocolate orange to give me.

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Marcia Liss | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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THE WASHINGTON TREATY BREAKERS

Will Durst | Posted 08.02.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

How about individuals? Doesn't the same logic mandate that anybody named Manson or Hitler alter their name so as not to remind victims' relatives of their grisly crimes? Adolf? Charlie? What about Bush? Clinton? Kardashian?

Podcast Review: Kumail Nanjiani's The X-Files Files

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.02.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Nanjiani's fanboy excitement is palpable at times as Haglund spins out tales from behind the scenes of the episode. And there are a few Easter eggs revealed that fans of the show never knew to look for before.

Guy's Hilarious Obit: 'Don't Email Me, I'm Dead'

Newser | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weird News

(NEWSER) – Kevin McGroarty worked in advertising for some 30 years. His final project: a hilarious "500-word mini masterpiece," AdWeek reports—his...

Top 10 Reasons the Republicans Want to Sue Obama

Seriously Skewed | Posted 07.31.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

Just when you think it's safe to read the political news again, the Republicans do something else to make you cringe.

My Experience With Body Hair and Why I Became a Manscaper

Eric Barry | Posted 07.31.2014 | Comedy
Eric Barry

Generally before I make any decisions in life, I ask myself one important question: What Would Ryan Lochte Do?

To 'Like' or Not to 'Like': The Facebook 10 Commandments

Courtney Garcia | Posted 08.01.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

As an OG of Facebook, I feel inclined to offer advice. There are rules to this shit, as Biggie once said. Thus, I've written a 'Liking Manual,' a step-by-step booklet to clean up the Feeds, and help tweetsters get their digital game on track.

An Open Letter To All The Sunburn Spectators

Katie Hoffman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Do you think I'm somehow unaware of the fact my skin is on fire, my bra straps feel like they're made of barbed wire, and in a few days I'm going to be molting?

Jeff Ross on Roasting, Comedy and His Brand-new Material

Greg Archer | Posted 07.30.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Let's face it, if Don Rickles, Joan Rivers and Buddy Hackett had all crawled under the bed covers, Ross could have been their outspoken love child searching for his baby daddy.

How Worrying...Helps?

Sara Starkman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

To most of my friends and family -- OK FINE -- to all of my friends and family, I'm known as "the QUEEN worry wart" (tiny curtsy). I literally worry a...