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Larry Wilmore starts with a bang: Why his Comedy Central debut was so impressive

salon.com — Larry Wilmore is not playing around. The first episode of his political humor late-night talk show, "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore," was a bit uneven, as first episodes tend to be. The show's current structure is a monologue followed by a panel-a format that evokes British news shows and Bill Maher more than it evokes Wilmore's former coworkers Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

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“The Bachelor”’s Chris Harrison: “It sucks out there. The dating life sucks.”

salon.com — Throughout the controversial Juan Pablo season of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison gave perhaps the most impressive performance on the show. He was a voice of quiet sanity in a carnival of hormones and bad personalities.

“Bring it sad sick dudes”: Emily Gould isn’t sorry about anything

salon.com — When someone asks to profile Emily Gould these days, she knows exactly what the formula will be. First there's the obligatory wind-up about the "old" Emily Gould, the rehashing of past controversies: her high-profile career as a Gawker attack dog, that infamous "Larry King Live" interview where Jimmy Kimmel berated her over Gawker's celebrity coverage, the New York Times Magazine cover story about her blogging career accompanied by a close-up of Gould lounging on an unmade bed.

“I look at these people and I’m like, why are you guys here?”: “The Bachelor”’s Chris Harrison on the art of hosting reality TV

salon.com — Throughout the controversial Juan Pablo season of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison gave perhaps the most impressive performance on the show. He was a voice of quiet sanity in a carnival of hormones and bad personalities.

For García Márquez’s legacy, look to his newspaper journalism

salon.com — Long before "One Hundred Years of Solitude," the novelist found myth and magic reporting on the Colombian coast Topics: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia, newspapers, Latin American literature, One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Entertainment News García Márquez said that he always identified more as a reporter than a novelist.

Riding an Uber With Sam Biddle -- Daily Intelligencer

nymag.com — Rob Ford Had Another Bizarre Night Out in Toronto Sam Biddle stands outside the high glass door of the Tesla dealership in Chelsea, squinting through the shiny pane. He pulls it open with a flourish to survey the showroom. Two model cars are crouched like a pair of bionic panthers.

Five Saddest Modern Love Columns

newrepublic.com — "On the third anniversay of my abortion, I found out via MySpace that my ex-boyfriend was having a baby with another woman."

How "Twist" Became TV's Most Overused Word

newrepublic.com — In the weeks leading up to tonight's "True Detective" finale, one particular phrase has cropped up repeatedly in chatter about the show: "plot twist." There's a whole sub-Reddit devoted to prophesying a surprise ending for the series. "A 'True Detective' twist that even hardcore fans won't see coming," trumpeted one website.

The Most Interesting Part of Abby Martin's RT Outburst: Its Aftermath

newrepublic.com — When Russia Today anchor Abby Martin ended a broadcast of her media analysis show "Breaking the Set" by looking sternly toward the camera and condemning Russian intervention in Crimea, many expressed amazement that this shiny-haired insurgent was bucking the Kremlin party line. Huffpo UK described the tirade as "spectacularly off-message."
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Mar 05, 2015

A beautiful essay by @lydiakiesling on Ishiguro and the heightened state of new parenthood: themillions.com/2015/03/on-for…

Mar 05, 2015

.@bencrair worked extremely hard on this fascinating, detailed story about one man's obsessive quest to build a zoo: newrepublic.com/article/121184…

Mar 03, 2015

RT @amandahess: I'm starting a new column at Slate about the culture of the internet and it's called Users and here is the first one: slate.com/articles/techn…

Feb 26, 2015

"Is this boredom I feel? Or drafts from the invisible wings of genius?"@xwaldie on Knausgaard as travel writer: slate.com/blogs/browbeat…

Feb 25, 2015

RT @juliaturner: Email drive you crazy? (Yes, if you are a human person.) Read @chrkirk's splendid piece on why it's so hard to fix. slate.com/articles/techn…

Feb 25, 2015

RT @willapaskin: Parks is a great TV show, but it was never Just sweet-- til last night slate.com/articles/arts/…

Feb 23, 2015

I visited the old Cat Fancy HQ and wrote about the magazine's rebranding as "Catster." There were so many cats there: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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