| Aug 29, 2011
| 11:53 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:22 PM
We all have our favorite foodie movie -- Babette's Feast, Big Night and Tampopo invariably show up on best-of lists. A subcategory, movies actually set in restaurants, would include, beside Big Night, titles like Waitress, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Was that kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit at Halloween racist or not racist? What about that Washington Post column by Richard Cohen talking about people with "conventional views" suppressing the urge to vomit when they see New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Hollywood denizens have been partying all weekend leading up to Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony. All the Rage has the skinny on a few of them in this and other reports.
The event: Entertainment Weekly hosted one of the splashiest pre-Emmy bashes Friday,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:06 PM
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| Jun 11, 2013
| 11:59 AM
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Monday night will go down in history as the night that John Oliver began an eight-week stint substituting for Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's “The Daily Show.” Stewart, said...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Aasif Mandvi knows how to get a laugh. Throughout his seven years (and counting) as a correspondent on TV's "The Daily Show," he has skewered politicians, celebrities and the media with a combination of incisive cultural commentary and goofball antics....
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
"Disgraced," Ayad Akhtar's play about a corporate lawyer who has hidden his Pakistani Muslim heritage, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The two finalists were "4000" by Amy Herzog and "Rapture, Blister, Burn,” by Gina Gionfriddo.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:11 PM
There are really three movie stars headlining ‘‘The Internship’’: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Google. Actually, it’s a surprise Google doesn’t get top billing over the humans, so...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Google Crashers" must have been the high-concept pitch for "The Internship," which reteams "Wedding Crashers" stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson for a round of markedly less ribald shenanigans, this time as two washed-up Willy Lomans trying to reinvent...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Aasif Mandvi is no Google honcho, but he does play one in the new Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson comedy "The Internship," opening this week. In doing so, the 47-year-old actor and "Daily Show" correspondent got a first-hand look at the unique culture of the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:01 PM
You might say "The Internship" is in the bag for Google, the fearsomely powerful search engine and commerce behemoth. But that doesn't quite convey the extent of the coziness. This film carries Google's water. It is, in fact, Google's little minion movie....