| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:08 AM
"Portlandia,""Homeland,""Game of Thrones,""Parks and Recreation,""Treme"and "The Colbert Report"are among the TV winners of the 71st annual Peabody Awards announced Wednesday.
The Peabody board picked 38 winners, including several PBS specials and the...
| Apr 9, 2012
In 2006, Greta Gerwig was living in Logan Square, making her first movie (Joe Swanberg’s “LOL”) and fighting off a heat wave.
“We didn’t have air conditioning,” she recalls, “so we had to just put a bowl of ice...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:38 PM
From a Sunday magazine cover piece to Page One stories and blogs posts, I feel like I have been writing about the new HBO satire "VEEP" for at least a year.
But the series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes vice...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:10 AM
7 p.m., Tue., Jan. 10. The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. $5 suggested donation, reservations required. (203) 371-12505, wshu.org.
Andy Borowitz is a satirist, best-selling...
| Jan 8, 2012
Youth basketball icon in Los Angeles
Joe Clarke, 75, a youth basketball icon in Los Angeles for nearly 40 years who founded the Watts Magicians travel team and helped dozens of boys and girls try to reach their basketball dreams on and off...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 11:31 AM
It's made news from Vancouver to Sydney, has been scrutinized for scandal by a conservative news magazine and has even become an issue in Maryland’s competitive race for the 6th Congressional District.
At issue is the STACHE Act, a satirical...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Will Ferrell has been the comedic genius behind classic laugh riots such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers. But you’ve never seen him speaking fluent Spanish in a Mexican...
| 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...
| 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 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 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....