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  • Kendrick stirs up a �happy� family in 'Happy Christmas'

    "Happy Christmas" is a petite, lived-in character comedy of the Mumblecore school just a group of chatty twentysomethings, drinking, growing beards and having the occasional bathroom hook-up as they think about growing up. It's the latest from writer-...
  • Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity

     Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity
    Most references to director, writer and actress Desiree Akhavan place a neat three-word descriptor by her name: bisexual Iranian American, often followed by the words "the next Lena Dunham." Yet Akhavan isn't trying to fit into an already defined...
  • Joan Rivers riles Young Hollywood, but she's got youth on her side

     Joan Rivers riles Young Hollywood, but she's got youth on her side
    The moment Joan Rivers stormed out of a CNN interview earlier this month, she thought she might be losing her mind. "I was worried," she said, "because the first sign of Alzheimer's is that you get crankier. I swear to you." But at 9 a.m. during a...
  • Emmy Predictions: Comedy Race to Add 'Orange' Tint

    There's new blood coming to Emmy's comedy race this year, and it's long overdue. When the Primetime Emmy nominations are unveiled July 10, there are sure to be some stalwarts among the contenders for best comedy: namely, "Modern Family," which has...
  • Lena Dunham gives a boost to Sia's 'Late Night' performance

    Lena Dunham gives a boost to Sia's 'Late Night' performance
    Late-night talk show music performances can sometimes be a drag. The musical guest is performing not to an audience of dedicated fans, or even fans of music in general. They could be there to see the other guests on the show, or the host. Or just need a...
  • Culture Drives Laughs in Today's Comedy Offerings

    From "All in the Family" to "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" to "Seinfeld," comedy has always lived in the zeitgeist of the culture, and if there's one series that satirizes society's ever-expanding love-hate relationship with modern technology, it's HBO's...
  • 'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far

    'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far
    The subtitle of "Twee" (It Books: 354 pp, $16.99 paper), Marc Spitz's new cultural history, says it all: "The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film." How we so "gently" arrived here, however, needs an explanation. In Spitz's...
  • Hollywood's box office queen is Britain's great dame!

    "I LOVE how I look!" That's Willem Dafoe answering Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire query: "What do you dislike most about your appearance?" THERE IS nothing like a dame, and there is nothing like Angelina Jolie, who has now been named an Honorary...
  • Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Allison Williams: The Power of Strong Supporting Roles

    Actors dream of landing that one role that ignites a career. Even if it's not quite the "42nd Street" fantasy of instantaneous stardom for the understudy, a supporting role on a TV series can be an important stepping stone, especially if the show is a...
  • Fresh spate of sexism, violence ominously familiar

    Fresh spate of sexism, violence ominously familiar
    It's a long way from "Lysistrata" but in recent weeks, more than 2,400 years since Aristophanes gave voice to female discontent in a patriarchal society, the gender wars erupted once again in ways both refreshingly modern and disquietingly familiar....
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  • Comedy should have the last laugh in television

    Comedy should have the last laugh in television
    The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves. It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...