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A Q+A with SNL’s weekend updater
Though you may know Seth Meyers best as the anchor of Saturday Night Live 's "Weekend Update," he's anything but a one-trick pony.
Seth Meyers? Really!
| July 20, 2012
Turning feminist theory into a visceral rape deterrent
In Africa, your vagina can get spikes for $2. No longer just a revenge dream, this device — called Rape-aXe — was actually distributed for free last year at the World Cup in South Africa.
| April 29, 2011
Did you like Universal's Despicable Me and its computer-animated 3D tale of a misunderstood criminal mastermind? Well, then, you're in luck.
Let’s hear it for celebrity voices and an excess of licensed pop music!
| November 05, 2010
Fey's Lemons, Lilo's Scribblings, Gaga's Bouncing(s)
While riding on the wave of her newfound hotness, the skeletons in Tina Fey's closet have come out. They are Liz Lemon. The above: Lady Gaga...
| August 03, 2010
Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono
As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
| June 18, 2010
Karen Finley won’t be naked, or covered in chocolate. Candied yams will not be involved. If there are neighborhood morality-watch squads in Salem, they’ll have the night off.
Karen Finley does Jackie
| May 28, 2010
Review: Date Night
Must-see-TV leads Steve Carell ( The Office ) and Tina Fey ( 30 Rock ) team up in this night-out-gone-wrong comedy as a bored Jersey couple seeking to put some romance back into their marriage.
Like a full season of a sit-com packed into one movie
| April 16, 2010
Nothing beats nothing
Jerry Seinfeld held out on a Seinfeld reunion till last year, when he finally found a way to do a comeback that wasn't really a comeback. He and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David resurrected the greatest sit-com of the '90s as a show-within-a-show on D
Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais return
| March 05, 2010
Review: The Invention of Lying
In the world of this debut effort from Ricky Gervais, there are no movies. There’s only Lecture Films, a studio that produces pictures in which actors read from accounts of historical events.
Gervais not inventive enough
| October 02, 2009
In a film like Spirited Away (2001), Hayao Miyazaki takes flight and creates his own seductive animated universe. When tied to a Disney fable about the environment and true love, he lurches from cliché to myth to things that just leave you shaking yo
Visually stunning, but leaves you shaking your head
| August 14, 2009
Interview: Louis CK
"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
| March 12, 2009
Another Leo president. That's what we're getting with Barack Obama, and it's even good news on an astrological level.
Astrological musings on our next President and other political movers and shakers
| December 30, 2008
The Year of the Nerd
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
| December 23, 2008
Welcome to the PalinDome
One-stop shopping for humor mavericks
| October 14, 2008
Sarah, get your AK-47
Ever since John McCain selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate, she has been the focus of the campaign.
The Alaska governor is dominating the election as we head into the fall — Why that is bad news for the Obama campaign
| September 17, 2008
Gov. Darwin’s excellent misadventure
Welcome to Casa Diablo, Alaska Governess Sarah Palin. Oh, and, wait for it . . . she doesn’t believe in evolution. Jackpot!
Palin may rally the right, but she doesn’t make the cut
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 03, 2008
Simon Pegg is funny.
Spaced makes it to DVD
| August 05, 2008
Baby mama drama
I’ve been working to kick my heavy diet of mainstream media programming.
| June 25, 2008
“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
| May 07, 2008
Not even SNL’s whipsmart Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can save writer/director Michael McCuller’s pregnancy comedy from its fate as another condescending, self-congratulatory fantasy of maternal bliss.
| April 23, 2008
This past February, Tina Fey returned to host Saturday Night Live and announced, in mock triumph, that the Writers Guild of America had struck a deal with the studios that would pay them for on-line content.
The treasures of Hulu.com
| April 22, 2008
Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
| March 10, 2008
This time last year, who would have guessed that Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip would be dead by Emmy time and Tina Fey’s 30 Rock would be an Emmy winner?
30 Rock gives it another go
| September 25, 2007
Ten years ago at the premiere of the Newport International Film Festival, you didn’t have to be a psychic to foresee that the event would prove popular.
The Newport Fest thrives on location, location, location
| May 30, 2007
Finding the balance
Barn Burning has been through a myriad of changes since releasing its debut, Weatheredbound , in 2003.
Barn Burning are tight and disjointed, loud and soft on Truck
| January 23, 2007
In its third year, Veronica Mars , late of UPN, joins the new CW network as the most critically praised show on its roster.
Veronica Mars and 30 Rock go to the head of the class
| December 12, 2006
Thursday night live
Tina Fey, ex-head writer of Saturday Night Live , has created a sitcom that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of a SNL -style sketch comedy show. And turns out her show is funnier than the real thing.
Fey and Baldwin Rock the house
| December 05, 2006
Mick and more
Everyone’s coming out of the woodwork this season. Ted Danson, Calista Flockhart, John Lithgow, and Amanda Peet are among the actors prepping for an effusive back-to-TV homecoming, and even Mick Jagger will be on screen.
The TV stars — and Jagger — come home to roost
| September 19, 2006
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