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Pete Seeger: Beating Flagpoles Into Ploughshares

Michael Winship | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Not only was it sad to hear the news yesterday morning of Pete Seeger's passing but startling to realize that it was 45 long years ago that we first met. It was in 1969, at Georgetown University, when I was a callow college freshman and he already was a legend among folk music lovers and political activists.

Lights Go On Part IV -- Declare What You Want

Thomas Bähler | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Thomas Bähler

Because the show was taped live and we singers were not in all of the scenes, there were situations when we had a lot of time on our hands. I noticed that most of my colleagues would read books, or knit or even nap between our assignments.

Too Hipster For TV?

Evan Shapiro | Posted 03.05.2012 | TV
Evan Shapiro

For more than half a century, TV hipsters have had a profound effect on American culture. These characters taught many of us the importance of oddball tastes, wardrobe thrifting and (perhaps more importantly) the ever-lasting power of snark.

Tommy Smothers Cuts Up

Posted 07.01.2011 | Women

I just found this old clip of the Smothers Brothers on the Ed Sullivan Show. Watch how Tommy turns his brother's mistake into - what else? - shtick...

Last Minute Gift Ideas for that Special Jesus-Lover In Your Life

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

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Restore Sanity: A Report from Waaaay in the Back

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Now that Stewart's not making wisecracks from the back of the classroom, but standing in front of the class, lecturing at the blackboard, is it appropriate? And does it matter?

The Smothers Brothers: Now More Than Ever

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dennis Perrin

Ed Sullivan and Carol Burnett have been cited as possible influences on Rosie O'Donnell's new project. But if she really wants variety, Rosie should get a hold of "The Smothers Brothers."