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  • A chat with Robin Ellis, the man who was Poldark

     
    A few weeks back I wrote about "Poldark," a BBC series from the mid-1970s that had recently been released in a complete-set package on DVD (by Acorn Media), as a cure for "Downton Abbey" withdrawal. A tale of romance and class war, of tradition and...
  • Joel Murray, kid brother of Bill, gets a starring role

     
    Joel Murray, after more than 25 years acting, has his first leading role in a feature film with “God Bless America,” a raucous, violent, provocative media-culture satire currently available via video on demand and opening at the Downtown...
  • Late Night: Stephen Colbert, Michelle Obama show support for troops

     
    Michelle Obama stops by "The Colbert Report" to tout her Joining Forces initiative....
  • Late Night: Colbert rips Santorum's false claims about UC schools

     
    Stephen Colbert fact-checks Rick Santorum's erroneous claims about California colleges...
  • Late Night: Obama's gay marriage announcement wins praise

     
    Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow respond to President Obama's declaration of support for gay marriage....
  • 'We Have a Pope': Anxiety and surprise at the Vatican

     
    In Nanni Moretti's latest film, “We Have a Pope,” he goes back toward comedy and religion. Octogenarian French actor Michel Piccoli (“Contempt,” “Belle de Jour”) plays a French cardinal named Melville who is...
  • Transcript: Biden orders reporter jailed in closet (satire)

    Transcript: Biden orders reporter jailed in closet (satire)
    Perhaps you saw the report on Drudge about "closet-gate," which broke this weekend, in which staffers for Vice President Joe Biden constrained a Florida journalist to closet during a fundraiser at a wealthy developer's house. But what you haven't...
  • August's best political comedy

    August's best political comedy
    About the blogger: 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...
  • Class is in session: Towson professor picks June's best political comedy

    Class is in session: Towson professor picks June's best political comedy
    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...
  • Jon Stewart uses soul singer to mock 'friend' Anthony Weiner

    Jon Stewart uses soul singer to mock 'friend' Anthony Weiner
    After several nights of struggling with how to cover the so-called "Weinergate" scandal surrounding his friend U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), Jon Stewart finally broke down and did the bit properly.  Stewart and Weiner are old friends and even shared...
  • Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart joke that Bachmann's husband is secretly gay

    Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart joke that Bachmann's husband is secretly gay
    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...