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As a country, we have a number of places to look to for reactions after something like the past week's heinous events in Charlottesville, Virginia. We can read stories; we can read commentary. We can watch the news. But in such a harsh political climate, comedy shows have become ever-so-involved in shaping the conversation had all week long at the office, on the basketball court, wherever. This week, not only did the usual suspects—Seth...
Sometimes, when driving around Los Angeles, Michael Schur sees things that are just objectively bad. Of course, calling something objectively bad can be a slippery slope to head down, but on some of those things we can all agree: cutting someone off in traffic, for one. In instances like these, Schur, the creator of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and longtime writer/producer of The Office, started docking people points. That’s the genesis of NBC’s...
“The slap seemed to echo. It cracked the twilight. The little boy looked up at the man in shock.” —Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap When a grown man smacks a kid that doesn’t belong to him at Sally Draper’s birthday party in the first season of Mad Men, none of the cocktail-laden adults so much as blink an eye. In The Slap, NBC’s star-studded miniseries set in present-day Brooklyn, that very same action has seismic implications...
Because St. Patrick's Day falls on Opposite Day in 2015, the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade will include an LGBT group, and will not include the Catholic League, which calls itself a "Catholic civil rights organization." Catholic League president Bill Donohue pulled out of the event following a disagreement with parade organizers over the disinclusion of a pro-life group in the annual march, the New York Post reports. The Catholic League, and Bill Donohue in particular,...

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