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  • Review: 'Brief Encounters' by Dick Cavett

    In "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks," a welcome sequel to 2010's "Talk Show," Dick Cavett covers a lot of ground in a collection of erudite and witty pieces: from writing jokes for the comedy-impaired Art Linkletter to collaborating with Mel Brooks on improvised beer commercials.
  • Joey Luft honors mother Judy Garland with new show

    Joey Luft honors mother Judy Garland with new show
    Joey Luft remembers it well: appearing on the 1963 Christmas episode of his mother Judy Garland's CBS musical-variety series with his two older sisters, Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli. On a recent afternoon, Luft was rewatching the show, his eyes wide and...

    Joan Rivers, an unstoppable comic force to the end

     Joan Rivers, an unstoppable comic force to the end
    Just as we long suspected, the only thing that could stop Joan Rivers was death. Abrasive, raunchy, self-immolating and often unapologetically offensive, Rivers changed comedy, courted controversy, survived catastrophe and refused to give up or give in,...

    Remembering the Joan Rivers who broke down TV barriers for women [Appreciation]

    Remembering the Joan Rivers who broke down TV barriers for women [Appreciation]
    I hope those who know Joan Rivers only from her work the last couple of decades on shows like “Fashion Police” will take the time to read some of the appreciations that talk about who she used to be. Rivers, who died Thursday at age 81 after...

    Joan Rivers Paved the Way for Raunchy Female Comedians

    Joan Rivers understood the importance of branding long before it was a showbiz buzzword. Her career outlasted so many of her contemporaries, male and female, from the 1960s nightclub arena, because she was adept at marketing herself and reinventing her...