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Hannah Gadsby Just Killed Comedy As We Know It

First she shows how her jokes work. Then you're left appalled at why you laughed in the first place.

How Do You ‘Queer’ a Pop Song?

An excellent tribute to a legendary gay dance party raises awesome gnarly questions.

Remember How ‘This Is America’ Distracted Us?

Americans don’t have amnesia about mass violence, we have no attention span.

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

“Fail-Safe”: Remember When Nukes Weren’t a Punch Line?

Why aren't we worrying about the bomb?

No, Claire Berlinski: #MeToo Isn’t Going Too Far

Not when there are restaurant rape rooms and Louis C.K. is just fine.

Meghan Markle Is More Than “Descended From Slaves”

To say that Markle is descended from slaves on her maternal side, solely, is to deny the truth.

Playlist for a Polarized America for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Over the holidays, can our divided America reach across the table? Let's use a playlist and find out.

Hugh Hefner: A Son of a Bitch. God Rest His Soul.

People are complicated, few more so than Hugh Hefner.

Why I’m Afraid of White Women…and Taylor Swift

She is “innocent” yet wants to be able to inflict harm. That is a terrifying premise.

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

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

“After Andy”: When a Former London “It” Girl Went Warhol

In her memoir, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni also tells tales of Pinter, Jagger and Lagerfeld.

When Does Liberal Discourse Resemble Evangelicalism?

Evangelicals, liberals: what happens when their dialogue approaches resemble each other?
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“White Princess” is Fun Schlock; “Twin Peaks” Disappoints

Reviews of the Starz series "The White Princess" and Showtime's "Twin Peaks."

U.S.O.ver: Where Real Americans Perform Their Patriotism

"A protest party was required...a last hurrah before the world ended."

Prince Biographer Alex Hahn: Nothing Still Compares to U

Always looking for a sense of home, Prince finally found it in Paisley Park.

Jo Lampert Sparks David Byrne’s “Joan of Arc”

Alex Timbers, Steven Hoggett stage hot new look at the Maid of Orleans.

Estimating Audiences for a Hypothetical Arts Facility

Predicting who will come to an imagined performing arts facility.

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

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

Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band Rocks Out

Though rock is native neither to Norway nor to Hapa bands, the idea is fascinating.
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