NOTE: Be sure to jot down all jokes before you stop breathing. ...more
Melissa Broder discusses her new novel, MILK FED.
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Cameron Esposito discusses her new memoir, SAVE YOURSELF.
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No Good Very Bad Asian
is a letter to the future, to a reality that has begun taking shape in Maryann but has yet to be fully realized. ...more
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Vulture has a retrospective of 100 years of history-defining jokes. Like this one from The Producers: Springtime for Hitler, and Germany / Deutschland is happy and gay / We’re marching to a faster pace / Look out, here comes the master race
Christopher Moore discusses his latest book,
Secondhand Souls, the permanence of place in San Francisco, Michael Bay’s take on marine biology, and why everyone from Shakespeare nerds to goth teens trusts him to deliver laughs. ...more
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Author Bradley Somer discusses his latest book,
Fishbowl, troublesome words, his past in archeology and anthropology, and the importance of the present moment. ...more
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McGraw’s studies have led him to endorse something called the benign-violation theory, which holds that “humor only occurs when something seems wrong, unsettling, or threatening (i.e., a violation), but simultaneously seems okay, acceptable, or safe (i.e., benign.)” The form this takes in most jokes and comic situations is to begin with the threat of a […]
This is what my parents told me about sex: nothing. Not one word. Ever.