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It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture. But through a series of doors...
The Baltimore SunFrom a Sunday magazine cover piece to Page One stories and blogs posts, I feel like I have been writing about the new HBO satire "VEEP" for at least a year. But the series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes vice...
Audience members who managed to sit through the Howard Community College Arts Collective Production at the Smith Theatre last weekend without squirming in their seats (and even those that just couldn't help it) were privy to a delightful romp through...
The Baltimore Sun"VEEP," the HBO political satire starring Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, started production Monday on location in the Baltimore area, Gov. Martin O'Malley and the cable channel said. The Maryland Film Office estimates that the first season of the series will...
After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun. Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
About the blogger: Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She...
In a special guest appearance on "The Daily Show," legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld had some help for Jon Stewart. Stewart, you see, was trying to overcome his more juvenile self -- which wanted to accuse GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's...
July kicks off with an Independence Day celebration, so it is easy to associate the whole month with all things American. Why not break the mold this summer? Choose one of these works of foreign fiction to finish off your July with an international flair....
Tags: India, Guinea, Abusive Behavior, Pakistan, Japan
CNN's Don Lemon is making the rounds on Comedy Central's late night political humor shows and he's building a strong case for the coveted title of "America's Funniest Anchor." Earlier this week in a clip dubbed "CNN anchor Don Lemon Appears not to...
Tags: CNN (tv network), Lemons, Facebook, Anderson Cooper, Jon Stewart
At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...
Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also studies public...
Last night, on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart was forced to tackle an issue he hates to joke about: His friend U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) tweeting of his own penis. Stewart and Weiner are old buddies and shared a beach house in Delaware in their...
Tags: Human Body, Facebook, Mass Media, Jon Stewart, Anthony D. Weiner
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