| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, NBC News will trot out Brian Williams to anchor its coverage. Fox News Channel will rely on Bret Baier. PBS will feature Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. But Fusion, the upstart...
| Jan 20, 2014
In his occasionally salacious but richly layered biography of Johnny Carson, Henry Bushkin (Carson's longtime lawyer, compadre and acolyte) describes a party in 1979, at the home of Gina and Henry Mancini. The guests included Jack Lemmon, Gene Kelly,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:11 PM
"The Daily Show" sent correspondent Jason Jones to Russia to cover the Olympics in Sochi, but before he made it to the Games, he stopped off in Moscow to file a report on the state of things in the country.
Much to his dismay, things aren't like they...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:54 PM
How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador?
I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Like politicians on a whistle-stop tour before a big election, this year's Academy Award nominees have flocked to TV talk shows in recent weeks. But no day may have seen as much of that flocking as Wednesday, when everywhere one looked — morning,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Aside from offering a field day in terms of puns - how does one review a show titled "Review?" - Comedy Central's latest pre-"Daily Show" series nibbles around the edges of something really interesting, but doesn't quite get there. Ostensibly about a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:16 PM
"@midnight" (Comedy Central, weeknights Monday through Thursday). Busy Chris Hardwick, the alt-Allen Ludden (I might have said "indie Gene Rayburn" or "left-field Dick Clark" just as well), hosts this late-night comedy game show with a social media theme....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A year ago, the hottest slob food in Manhattan was the cronut. Perhaps you heard about it: Created (and copyrighted) by SoHo's Dominique Ansel Bakery, the cronut, an unholy and addictive union of croissant and doughnut, proved so popular to trendy New...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:20 PM
"Comedy Central Roast of James Franco" (Comedy Central, Monday). James Franco keeps busy in a way that troubles some people; he is perceived as a dilettante, a man whose reach – here, there and everywhere – often exceeds his grasp. "James...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:55 AM
When the first thing Jon Stewart brought up was the technical problems that have bedeviled the rollout of Obamacare, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius should have known the interview wasn't going to be a walk in the park.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:10 AM
It's a rare thing to see a comedian get turned into a blubbering mess of tears on national TV, but that's exactly what happened Thursday night as "The Daily Show" bid farewell to one of their own.
Longtime correspondent (and recent fill-in host) John...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:35 AM
As your relatives get older, it can get increasingly difficult to find them great gifts. We've created a number of scenarios for giving the best books for each of your adult family members.
This piece first ran in Printers Row...