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Do you ever have the thought, as you binge-watch a TV show, or listen to a song, or see a film, that, really, there’s something familiar about everything? That no matter how creative a melody, line, or surprise ending is, you’ve encountered some variation of it already—and yet, when done right, it feels like something special and new? That was my experience with the The Incredible Jessica James. On the surface, we’ve seen it before:...
When Jon Stewart made the surprise announcement last February that he would step down from his hosting duties of Comedy Central’s long-running news satire The Daily Show, he gave his first interview in an unlikely space. Instead of in the New York Times or on another late-night talk show, he showed up in a faded leather jacket and gray hoodie and sat at a card table on the stage of Joe’s Pub in Manhattan....
Jon Stewart may have retired from critiquing the news on a nightly basis, but only two weeks after his Daily Show exit, the comedian is primed to trade in rhetorical jabs for some actual ones as the host of the WWE's SummerSlam this Sunday at Barclays Center. It's a bizarre turn of events, one would think, but Stewart has long been a fan of professional wrestling. Stewart appeared last March on the WWE's Monday Night Raw, where he...
While at first glance the message behind The Muslims Are Coming! might seem racist, xenophobic and derogatory, the film, produced by New York-based Vaguely Qualified Productions, is satirical and could really only offend those who still don't realize that The Onion does not report real news. But it seems that the MTA might not be in on the joke, because it has banned six subway advertisements for the film, leading Vaguely Qualified to file a lawsuit against the...

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