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  • 'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death

     'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death
    Conservatives branded it an assault on family values. The nation's drug czar warned recovering addicts not to watch it. Schools barred clothing featuring its images.
  • Jonathan Tropper offers 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    Jonathan Tropper offers 'This Is Where I Leave You'
    On a recent afternoon, author Jonathan Tropper sat down in a Brentwood restaurant and surveyed the beverage options. "How honest do you want me to be?" he asked. "Sometimes I become dangerously honest with a cocktail." After a moment of careful...

    Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers" by Mike Sacks; Penguin (480 pages, $18) Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy...

    Nascar Enlists IMG To Secure International TV Rights

    After establishing deals with Comcast's NBCUniversal and 21st Century Fox in recent months, Nascar is turning its attention to international opportunities: The racing organization said it selected IMG to help it navigate pacts with foreign broadcasters as...

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...