Contemporary American political satirists such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver provide comic relief in the face of social injustice, but humor can undermine the fight to address serious issues.
Michael Kasdan thanks his lucky stars for the Daily Show’s hard-hitting comedy and satire.
Think dangerous child labor is something that happens in “third world” countries? Think again. Tobacco farms right here in the USA are using agricultural labor law loopholes to exploit kids as young as 7.
Despite her overwhelming love for The Daily Show, Joanna Schroeder thinks Jon Stewart’s turtle jokes about Senator McConnell are a hypocritical step too far.
House of Cards star riffs on Congress.
Kirsten Clodfelter gives a standing ovation to the men who are speaking up in support of Michael Sam—including the incredibly funny Jon Stewart.
Why the media’s coverage of the Melissa Harris-Perry controversy wrongfully made her into a villain.
Oil is a filthy vicious sludge. War is a filthy vicious game with deadly consequences. Both go hand in hand and neither make much sense, writes Giovanni Barbieri.
Egyptian officials weren’t happy with a recent tweet from the US embassy in Cairo—so the embassy pulled its Twitter feed, at least initially.
Jon Stewart said, “A democracy isn’t a democracy if it only lasts until someone makes fun of your hat.”
Stewart says, “Looks like a tyrant is anyone sworn to protect the constitution that you didn’t vote for.”
A chance meeting with a cardiologist had me thinking twice about our national priorities about health care and the fiscal cliff.
Sam Bee is the most dangerous woman in comedy. Check that. The World.
It’s been a long time coming but we knew that the Tuskeegee Airmen’s time would come, thanks to Massa George Lucas.
An analysis of Hannibal Tabu’s reviews column on Comic Book Resources.