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With “Vacationland,” Comic Liar John Hodgman Spills Truth

The onetime "Daily Show" player turns serious in a new collection of personal essays.

► In “Bulldozer,” Constantine Maroulis Brings Rock to Urban Planning

The "American Idol" and Broadway vet discusses playing NYC's notorious master builder in a new Off-Broadway musical.

When Will Janet Jackson Get The Respect She Deserves?

A sincere apology to Janet Jackson would be a step in the right direction and a move towards righting a wrong that should never have occurred.

“Downton Abbey” Star Does Double Time on Broadway

The playwright bounces time on his knee.

► Martín Zimmerman on “Ozark” and How Money Lures Us to...

A podcast with the playwright and story editor for Netflix's Ozark

Why Do We Love Guilty TV? Three Women Explain Everything

Why watching trashy, guilty TV provides comfort in today's world.

Certified Fresh?: A Call to Review Our Review Aggregators

Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic are valuable tools, but they're in need of improvement.

How Did “GoT” Get So Damned Popular? A Fan Explains.

The show abounds in families. Be it toxic or supportive, we all have them.

For Medieval Scholars, “Game of Thrones” is Bittersweet

GoT has drawn new interest to medieval times while also furthering misconceptions.
comics

Comics in ’70s LA: “I’m Dying Up Here” Just Misses the...

Struggling stand-up comics in LA in the early 1970s? Should be a surefire hit, right?

► Sarah Gubbins Kindles a Dramedy of Desire with “I Love...

In this podcast, Sarah Gubbins discusses her bold new Amazon series "I Love Dick."

Network TV Needs to Stop Doubting Its Best Comedians

Networks keep assuming audiences can't handle smart, fast humor. Ratings prove otherwise.

Honoring the Tony Winners That CBS Didn’t Show

It's time to re-evaluate why some Tony winners appear in the broadcast and others don't.

Matthew Perry Swallows the Truth in “The End of Longing”

When playwright Perry lets loose, actor Perry holds nothing back.

6 Women Working in the Arts: A Springtime Selection

"Some of my favorite articles lately about women working in different art forms."

“Big Little Lies” Sedates More Than Ambien

"Oh, who am I kidding? I'm dumping this for FX's 'Feud'."

► CFR Podcast Roundtable: Why We Need Books

A podcast with CFR writers on what we read, how we read and why books matter.

►Patriots Day’s Themo Melikidze Enters the Mind of a Terrorist

In this podcast, the Patriots Day star reflects on the Boston Marathon bombing.

3 Questions to Ask About Art Other Than “Did You Like...

We watch a lot of arts and media. Here's how we can do a better job of talking about it.

The Rockettes Revolution That Would Mend America

The national service of artists will heal this nation. Entertainment will not.