| Aug 7, 2011
My American Unhappiness
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 277 pp., $24
Whichever way you turn, beacons of American inauthenticity and political dysfunction are all around you, clamoring for your head space, your dollars, your...
| Jul 30, 2011
Henry Carlisle, a San Francisco author, translator and former editor who with his wife helped bring two works by Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Western audiences, has died. He was 84.
Carlisle died of complications from pneumonia July 11 in San Francisco,...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:34 AM
CNN's Don Lemon is making the rounds on Comedy Central's late night political humor shows and he's building a strong case for the coveted title of "America's Funniest Anchor."
Earlier this week in a clip dubbed "CNN anchor Don Lemon Appears not to...
| Jul 28, 2011
July kicks off with an Independence Day celebration, so it is easy to associate the whole month with all things American. Why not break the mold this summer? Choose one of these works of foreign fiction to finish off your July with an international flair....
| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Tim Robbins openly says he admires the music of Bob Dylan, but don’t expect to find his debut album as a singer-songwriter mining the dissolution of his relationship with actress Susan Sarandon, a la Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks.”...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Jon Stewart says Fox News is just jealous they don't get to make fun of Rupert Murdoch....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:24 AM
In a special guest appearance on "The Daily Show," legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld had some help for Jon Stewart.
Stewart, you see, was trying to overcome his more juvenile self -- which wanted to accuse GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reviews the Southern California premiere of "Jerry Springer: The Opera."...
| Jul 8, 2011
So at the Auditorium Theatre – the 3,929-seat Auditorium Theatre – one currently finds an Australian Elwood Blues, a British Jake Blues and aEuropean cover band, all working, along with a trio of women called the Bluettes, for Dutch producers....
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Stephen Colbert launches his Super Pac....
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also studies public...