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Kim Kardashian is the GOP’s only hope: If American democracy is now a reality show, let’s bring in a real star

Kim Kardashian is the GOP’s only hope: If American democracy is now a reality show, let’s bring in a real star

If the polls hold true, and Hillary Clinton becomes the nation’s next president, Republicans will inevitably debate how to proceed as a political party, considering that they will have lost three consecutive presidential races. Although I am not a Republican, I share the great right-wing value of compassion for the downtrodden. So, I would like […]

“Screw You, Taxpayer!”: A close read of the most conspicuously Canadian “Kids in the Hall” sketch ever

“Screw You, Taxpayer!”: A close read of the most conspicuously Canadian “Kids in the Hall” sketch ever

Excerpted from “This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hall” by John Semley. © 2016 by John Semley. All rights reserved. Published by ECW Press Ltd. www.ecwpress.com Here is how you play “The Kids in the Hall” drinking game: Get some drinks and put on “The Kids in the Hall”: Sort of goes […]

The diamonds did her in: Ex-jewel thief describes Kim Kardashian theft as “movie-like”

The diamonds did her in: Ex-jewel thief describes Kim Kardashian theft as “movie-like”

It was a scene straight out of a caper film: A distressed socialite tied up in a Parisian hotel, robbed by a five-man team that made out with $9 million in jewelry. That’s according to a former safe cracker for the international ring of jewelry thieves known as the Pink Panthers, who told The Daily […]

“Hamilton” is the new “Star Wars”: My sons’ epic love for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Founding Fathers musical

“Hamilton” is the new “Star Wars”: My sons’ epic love for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Founding Fathers musical

My 9-year-old thinks that Thomas Jefferson is a villain. There are several serious problems with Jefferson’s legacy, to be sure, but I don’t think that the typical view of one of our best-known and most accomplished presidents is that he is a mustache-twirling champion of evil. At least the typical view of those who have […]

David Letterman: Donald Trump is “a damaged human being”

David Letterman: Donald Trump is “a damaged human being”

In an interview with The New York Times published Friday, retired “Late Show” host David Letterman weighed in on Donald Trump’s surprisingly successful candidacy. The Republican presidential nominee frequently guested on Letterman’s New York City-based CBS talk show — which ran for 22 seasons until 2015. “I’ve known Donald Trump for a long time, and […]

Fighting the power and speaking for the earth: The explosion of Native American hip-hop

Fighting the power and speaking for the earth: The explosion of Native American hip-hop

“I see 20/20 …; they pimp us for money. Revising our story, they’re televising …; Hey Diane Sawyer, I am a warrior, give me your camera and send me your lawyer,” raps Frank Waln, a young Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. His 2011 track “Oil 4 Blood” continues on […]

WATCH: Trailer for Jordan Peele’s racial-themed horror film “Get out” released

WATCH: Trailer for Jordan Peele’s racial-themed horror film “Get out” released

LOS ANGELES — Comedian Jordan Peele has unveiled the first trailer for his upcoming racially themed horror film, “Get out.” The preview released Tuesday reveals some of the movie’s plot, in which a black man visits his girlfriend’s white suburban family only to find other black people who had gone missing trapped in the town. […]

Though she be but little, she is fierce: Kim Kardashian West is a Shakespearean heroine for our times

Though she be but little, she is fierce: Kim Kardashian West is a Shakespearean heroine for our times

Let me not to the marriage of two prominent women in cultural history draw needless comparisons to tear someone down. By now we all know Kim Kardashian West was burglarized, tied up and traumatized at her residence during Paris Fashion Week, and the response has been, er, more foul than fair. Fashion elites like Karl […]

Nate Parker is not a victim: “The Birth of a Nation” filmmaker needs to stop talking about his innocence

Nate Parker is not a victim: “The Birth of a Nation” filmmaker needs to stop talking about his innocence

I’m not sure who Nate Parker has as friends or public relations handlers these days, but they should seriously tell him to STFU. Yesterday Parker, the 36-year-old star, writer and director of the break-out Sundance hit “The Birth of a Nation” sat down for a lengthy “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper. When asked about […]

Michelle Obama will host Skype roundtable about education challenges

Michelle Obama will host Skype roundtable about education challenges

NEW YORK — First lady Michelle Obama will mark International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 by Skyping with girls around the world about education challenges in their lives. The event is sponsored by Glamour magazine’s The Girl Project, which offers education help to more than 50 million girls worldwide. Obama will be joined […]