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5 Travel Accessories You’ll Regret Not Buying for Your Next Vacation

It’s almost summertime, which means you’ll likely be hitting the road for at least one or two adventures while the weather permits. In that case, travel the right way with a handful of accessories and handy items perfectly selected — and perfectly priced — for any road warrior.

May 24, 2017

The Wussification Of Baseball Is A Good Thing

Losing pitcher Jon Lester was disgusted by the umpire’s ruling. “Baseball has been played for over 100 years the exact same way, and now we’re trying to change everything and make it soft,” he groused. “We’re out there playing with a bunch of pansies right now.”

May 19, 2017
Bannon

Steve Bannon Wrote A Shakespearean Rap Musical, And It Is As Horrifying As You Might Imagine

These days, Steve Bannon is best known for being Trump’s most hungover-looking senior adviser and the most powerful (though probably not the only) white nationalist in his administration. But before he had an office in the West Wing, he was just Steve Bannon, aspiring screenwriter, right-wing documentarian and alleged beneficiary of “Seinfeld” royalties.

May 2, 2017

This Brain-Stimulating Music Claims to Improve Your Focus

From social media to texting, our phones have become a constant and sometimes even frightening source of distraction. The founders of Brain.fm set out to bring a touch of focus back to human minds everywhere with their audio product, Brain.fm. At first glance, Brain.fm may appear like an ordinary audio streaming service, but the reality is […]

April 19, 2017
Colbert, Obamacare

#EndorseThis: The Grim Reaper Celebrates New ‘Obamacare Lite’ Plan

Stephen Colbert wondered who could possibly endorse a plan that kicks people off their health insurance. Suddenly, the Grim Reaper — or was it Steve Bannon? — appeared behind the Late Night host and danced onstage to celebrate his good fortune.

March 8, 2017
Trump Tin Foil Hat

#EndorseThis: Trump Dons His Tinfoil Hat

Last week, the media couldn’t stop gushing about how “presidential” Trump sounded during his address to Congress. But within a few days, Trump’s pivot towards sanity veered sharply back, with his most conspiracy laden tweets since he was the nation’s chief “birther.”

March 7, 2017
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Blaming Trump And His ‘Baggage,’ Schwarzenegger Bails On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

“I loved every second of working with NBC and (series creator) Mark Burnett,” the former California governor said in a statement. “I would absolutely work with all of them again on a show that doesn’t have this baggage.”

March 4, 2017
Trump, Putin

#EndorseThis: Trump And Putin Celebrate Their ‘Friendversary’

Imagine if Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were Facebook friends. What would their “friendversary” video look like? The Nix Bros, who are known for their political comedy videos, take this very question and turn it into reality with a downright hilarious, yet utterly terrifying, viral video.

March 3, 2017
Conan

#EndorseThis: Conan Goes To Mexico, Faces ‘Extreme Vetting’

On last night’s episode of Conan, the fearless late night host packed a bag and took his show on the road — to Mexico. O’Brien’s goal: Use his comedic platform to build goodwill among our Mexican neighbors.

March 2, 2017
Michael Moore

#EndorseThis: Michael Moore Condemns Trump’s Callous Address

Following President Trump’s address to Congress last night, the airwaves were filled with somber pundits praising the president’s “pivot” after he delivered a speech that exceeded the very low bar set for him. While Trump may have used his calm, low baritone to try to sound “presidential” and seduce America, Michael Moore saw right through the charade.

March 1, 2017
Jon Stewart

#EndorseThis: Jon Stewart Helps The Media Get Its Groove Back

It’s in dire times like these that America misses its favorite living satirist, Jon Stewart. Luckily for all of us, he left the farm and crawled out of retirement — through a tunnel directly to the Late Show — to address the media’s toxic relationship with Donald Trump.

February 28, 2017
Oscars, Kimmel, Meryl Streep, Trump

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Trolls Trump At The Oscars

Kimmel couldn’t ignore the Meryl in the room, singling out the “overrated” Streep for an ironically Trumpian riff that concluded with a standing ovation for her. Later in the show, hoping that the president would be watching, Kimmel tweeted “U Up?” at Trump.

February 27, 2017
Kimmel, Oscars

5 Best Anti-Trump Statements At The Oscars

President Trump’s ongoing feud with the media was on full display at the 89th annual Academy Awards, where stars and presenters shared spirited reflections on the new administration’s first month.

February 27, 2017
L.A. Confidential

The LA Movie That Should Have Won Best Picture

My candidate lost, and yes, I still can’t get over it. I speak of the 1997 movie “L.A. Confidential.” A riff on the creepy film-noir movies of the 1950s, its dark brilliance lay clouded in the bloated shadow of “Titanic.” Love can be a twisted thing. And so can be the criteria by which the Hollywood establishment judges films.

February 25, 2017
Yiannopoulos

Yiannopoulos Debacle Tells Us Some Terrible Truths About The Right

At every turn, the right has lauded Yiannopoulos as a free-speech hero, while disregarding his attacks on the most vulnerable of targets. But with bad PR and profit losses on the table, the entities that were so ready to sign up with Yiannopoulos are pretending to be surprised an awful person turned out to be exactly what he seemed.

February 22, 2017
John Oliver

John Oliver Details The Anatomy Of Trump’s Falsehoods

How can Americans combat Trump’s lies? John Oliver has a brilliant solution. Because Trump loves cable news so much, Oliver’s show bought ad space during some of the president’s favorite morning programs. Oliver plans to use the space to air ads that detail the basics of issues about which Trump should probably be familiar, like the nuclear triad or the names of his children.

February 14, 2017

Raw And Refined, Smart And Stupid, Colbert Makes A Glorious Entrance

The friction between being in on the joke and stuck in a bad one doesn’t exist with Colbert, which is perhaps why the debut episode of his new show was such a weird and wonderful hour, rough and rowdy and full of contradictions and promise.

September 9, 2015