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Seth Meyers Has a Message for Undecided Voters

This is good. From tonight’s #ACloserLook: How could anyone choose between Trump and Clinton? — Late Night (@LateNightSeth) November 3, 2016 I think Seth Meyers actually doesn't get enough credit as a late-night host. Show More Summary

Gene Wilder Has Died

This is really sad. BREAKING: Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says. — AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 29, 2016 Gene Wilder always reminded me of the opening line of the...Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina Just Burst Into Song and It Was the Weirdest Thing I've Ever Seen

There we were, as a nation, watching Sen. Ted Cruz attempt to gin up some momentum by announcing Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate, Wednesday afternoon. I was a bit bored. Then this happened, and oh, how I screamedShow More Summary

This Powerful Video Shows Just How Violent Online Harassment is for Women in Sports

Part of the unstated job description for a woman in sports seems to involve having to deal with serious forms of online abuse—harassment that often extends well beyond the innocuous jab and into violent, misogynistic threats. It's a well-documented problem but that doesn't matter. Show More Summary

Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps a Powerful Plea to Save Puerto Rico from Its Debt Crisis

On Sunday, John Oliver focused his attention on Puerto Rico's paralyzing debt crisis and the fast-approaching May 1 deadline looming over the island to repay $72 billion—an amount the island's governor announced last June could not be repaid and was therefore crippling Puerto Rico's economy. Show More Summary

Summer Flake's Electric Folk Casts a Powerful Spell

Summer Flake Hello Friends Rice Is Nice Records Courtesy of Grandstand Media/Rice Is Nice Records Australia's Stephanie Craise, who records as Summer Flake, makes electric folk music that's both mammoth and intimate. Her sweet-and-sour...Show More Summary

Prince Performed "Purple Rain" Unplugged at One of His Final Shows Last Week

Today, the world mourns the death of legendary musician Prince, the prolific artist who produced countless hits such as "When Doves Cry" and "1999." Just a week before his death was reported on Thursday, the pop star played two sold-out...Show More Summary

John Oliver Shames Congress for America's Lead Contamination Crisis

Over the past year, American lawmakers have expressed outrage over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan—a "manmade disaster" that poisoned thousands of children living in the city, while state officials knew that the city's tap waterShow More Summary

The Playful Grace of Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil

Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil Dois Amigos, Um Seculo de Musica: Multishow Live Nonesuch Nonesuch Records The great Brazilian singer-songwriters Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil go back a half-century together. Spearheading the Tropicalia...Show More Summary

All-Male Harvard Club Breaks Silence and Rejects Calls to Include Women

The elite gentlemen of the Porcellian Club, Harvard's centuries-old social club that boasts the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and the Winklevoss twins among its alumni, emerged from years of silence on Tuesday to reject the university's calls...Show More Summary

Samantha Bee Demonstrates How Frighteningly Easy it Is to Purchase a Gun

On the latest Full Frontal, Samantha Bee took us on her quest to rent the costume of the National Rifle Association's esteemed gun safety mascot, Eddie Eagle. But doing so proved to be a surprisingly onerous process—one that required...Show More Summary

John Oliver Takes on the Error-Plagued World of Credit Reporting

John Oliver took on the dicey world of credit reporting, or as the Last Week Tonight host described it on Sunday, the "basis for single most important three digit number in your whole life other than 311—the Beatles of rap rock." On its face, businesses use credit reports to determine whether or not to lend credit to someone. Show More Summary

Upbeat and High Lonesome With Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones

Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones Little Windows Cooking Vinyl Missing Piece Group George and Tammy…Porter and Dolly…Teddy and Kelly? Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda) and Kelly Jones have a ways to go before they're recognized as the next great male-female duo, but this winning twosome is off to a fine start with Little Windows. Show More Summary

Watch The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Tear Down Fearmongering Bathroom Bills

On Wednesday night, The Daily Show's Jessica Williams confronted the growing panic in state legislatures over transgender people and where they can go to the bathroom. North Carolina continues to face a massive backlash from the business...Show More Summary

Woman Publicly Shames Florida Gov. Rick Scott at Starbucks for Anti-Abortion Bill and Medicaid Cut

Florida Gov. Rick Scott was served quite the verbal beatdown on Tuesday after a woman publicly shamed the Republican governor for a laundry list of GOP-supported issues—and it all unfolded on camera at a local Gainsville Starbucks. "You...Show More Summary

Alt-Country's Robbie Fulks Sings of Quiet Desperation

Robbie Fulks Upland Stories Bloodshot Courtesy of Bloodshot Records During his stellar two-decade-plus career, alt-country mainstay Robbie Fulks has played everything from a smartass provocateur who once serenaded Nashville in the snarky...Show More Summary

Here's Everything Elvis Presley Ever Recorded

Elvis Presley The Album Collection RCA Records/Legacy Recordings Courtesy of Sony Music Massive, intriguing, and riddled with contradictions, this 60-disc extravaganza collects every album Elvis Presley released during his lifetime, offering the ultimate chronicle of The King's wildly fluctuating artistic fortunes over the course of 22 years. Show More Summary

Gaz Coombes' Dramatic Power Pop

Gaz Coombes Matador Hot Fruit Recordings/Kobalt Label Services Courtesy of Nasty Little Man As leader of the groovy British trio Supergrass, Gaz Coombes was responsible for insanely catchy tunes that blended the muscular force of heavy metal with the insistent charm of vintage power pop. Show More Summary

John Oliver Explains the "Dehumanizing Process" and Political Costs of Congressional Fundraising

On the latest Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the business of congressional fundraising and the overwhelming amount of time lawmakers spend just to raise money—a grueling task many politicians cite as the worst part of their jobs. "In...Show More Summary

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