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how to shame the American news media, Daily Show style

Sat May 24 2014, 06:17pm | 2 comments

Larry Wilmore taking Colbert’s timeslot with The Minority Report

Sat May 10 2014, 12:11pm | 3 comments

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on Late Show: I haz a sad

Fri Apr 11 2014, 05:02pm | 34 comments

question of the day: What actors would you ban from working in Hollywood, and for what offense?

Wed Sep 14 2011, 11:23am | 0 comments

Will Smith as Robin Hood?; a Wolverine with depth?; ‘Narnia’ upsets Jesus-y types; more: leftover links

Sun Dec 12 2010, 06:59pm | 0 comments

“God hates nags”: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert bring it…

Sat Oct 30 2010, 10:07pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Was Stephen Colbert’s in-character testimony before Congress last week inappropriate?

Mon Sep 27 2010, 11:06am | 0 comments

question of the day: Who should replace Larry King? Who deserves his or her own high-profile talk show?

Wed Jun 30 2010, 10:43am | 7 comments

Mickey Rourke as Genghis Khan, Ridley Scott returns to ‘Alien,’ deliver us from Breck Eisner, more: leftover links

Sun Apr 25 2010, 04:01pm | 2 comments

question of the day: Did Comedy Central do the right thing in censoring ‘South Park’?

Fri Apr 23 2010, 10:41am | 28 comments

question of the day: Huh? What? “Glenn Beck comedy show”?

Tue Apr 14 2009, 08:05am | 6 comments

newsflash from the 20th century: ‘Secret Girlfriend’ moves from Web to TV

Thu Dec 18 2008, 10:52am | 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: 20th Anniversary Edition (review)

Wed Nov 05 2008, 01:47pm | 3 comments

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