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Meredith Blake

Meredith Blake is an entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times based out of New York City, where she primarily covers television. A native of Bethlehem, Pa., she graduated from Georgetown University and holds a master’s degree from New York University.
What's funny now? Three ways of looking at comedy's shifting landscape

Comedians have never been more willing to get political. But as Roseanne Barr, Kathy Griffin and Kevin Hart know, not everything goes. And in the era of #MeToo, our ideas of who deserves to be a punchline have changed. As big money collides with changing values, comedians are self-censoring.

Who’s laughing now? Rethinking 'infamous' women—Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt and our cultural mea culpa

Once viewed as punchlines, women as varied as Marcia Clark and Monica Lewinsky are are experiencing new-found respect .

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