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‘Cats': now and forever. Again.

NEW YORK — “Cats” is wrapped up almost entirely for me in recollections of my daughter, seven years old at the time, accompanying me to the show and being so riveted that afterwards she memorized the photos and names of every one of those undulating felines. “No, dad, that’s Mr. Mistoffellees!” she’d correct me impatiently, after I’d point […]

The new Harry Potter book is here, and if you wanted it to be like the old ones, well…

Harry dies. Just kidding. But consider this our dark mark in the sky: If you’re looking to read about “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” without any spoilers, read this instead. The book, which is branded as the official eighth story in the “Harry Potter” series, was published Sunday to all the midnight-release and nerds-dressing-in-cloaks fanfare of […]

Jon Stewart to debut animated cable news parody this fall on HBO

Comedian Jon Stewart may soon have a platform to make us laugh — or cry — at the news once again. At the Television Critics Association tour in Los Angeles on Saturday, HBO president Casey Bloys announced that the former “Daily Show” host plans to launch an animated parody of cable news this fall. The project will […]

Twitter’s deep thoughts for Donald Trump, via #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will both begin receiving national intelligence briefings in the coming weeks. And the comedians of Twitter have some thoughts on what should — and should not — be included in Trump’s briefings. Several...Show More Summary

The amazing story of the boy and girl from this 2002 Washington Post photo

The first photograph was taken 14 years ago, on a warm, wet spring afternoon, at a historic church hosting a community celebration. Two 10-year-old children — a boy with sandy hair and black shorts, a girl with a blonde ponytail and a cartoon dog on her white T-shirt — hovered in the moss-green doorway, just beyond the […]

The best late-night convention comedy, from Stephen Colbert to Samantha Bee

We’ll just come right out and say it: Stephen Colbert came out on top after two weeks of convention coverage. But he was also in really good company — and we don’t just mean Jon Stewart. Here’s a look at some of the funniest, most insightful and most blistering late-night coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions, and a […]

If you had to explain the 2016 campaign a hundred years from now, what would it take?

PHILADELPHIA — The curator pauses at the edge of the convention floor, which is a living archaeological site. Artifacts are everywhere, and they are attached to people. Buttons, pins, hats, signs: all representing the Democratic National Convention, which will soon be over and lost to the ages. It’s 4:11 p.m. Thursday and the curator has 60 minutes left […]

How is ‘Sharknado’ still a thing?

How is “Sharknado” still a thing? The fourth (fourth!) movie in Syfy’s famously ridiculous franchise airs on Sunday night, and of course it’s called “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.” After killer sharknadoes hit Los Angeles, New York and Washington in the first three movies, this one targets Las Vegas. The trailer calls it “the sequel to […]

Democratic convention celebrities, ranked from most helpful to most embarrassing

The Democratic Convention was significantly starrier than the Republican one. There were a handful of A-list Hillary supporters for every Scott Baio-caliber actor stumping for Trump. But what good are famous faces unless they say and do the right things? The truth is some endorsements are more helpful than others. So let’s take a look […]

‘Sesame Street’ says goodbye to Gordon, Bob and Luis. Fans are not happy.

Some “Sesame Street” fans are channeling Oscar the Grouch after learning that three beloved cast members have been let go from the long-running children’s television show. Bob McGrath, a singer who had been on the show since it started in 1969, revealed the news earlier this month at Florida Supercon, according to MuppetCast, a podcast and […]

Who is Chloë Grace Moretz and why is she speaking at the Democratic convention?

Chloë Grace Moretz is one of those actresses who is suddenly everywhere all the time, whether she’s starring in a raunch-com opposite Zac Efron, feuding with Khloé Kardashian or speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Yes, the 19-year-old actress and star of “Neighbors 2? landed one of the high-profile speaking gigs in support of Hillary Clinton at the […]

How every state delegation got it wrong during their convention roll call shout-out

Over the past week, state delegations have taken the microphone at the conventions and proudly spouted glowing trivia and superlatives about their home. Here’s a recap of those boasts, and suggestions for how to make this process more memorable (and more brutally accurate) in four years — using real facts! ALABAMA DNC 2016: “We have champions!” […]

Hillary Clinton won a historic nomination — but Bill was on on the front page.

On Tuesday night, Hillary Rodham Clinton made history when she officially became the first woman to ever top a major party’s presidential ticket. On Wednesday morning, a slew of major newspapers announced this historic nomination in bold headlines, alongside photographs of… Bill Clinton. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Banks, Jane Fonda and Eva Longoria made a ‘Fight Song’ music video for Hillary Clinton

It wasn’t exactly “We Are the World,” but a group of celebrities — some more recognizable than Scott Baio and some less — got together and did a slightly cheesy a cappella rendition of the pop ditty “Fight Song” for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Among the group was last night’s Democratic Convention host Elizabeth Banks, who […]

How Nashville artists sing about real pain in a carefree, ‘bro-country’ era

A couple weeks ago, country singer David Nail broke down in tears while he talked about how he and his wife struggled to have a baby. His wife gave birth to twins this winter after going through in vitro fertilization — and Nail isn’t shy about discussing the difficulty, even though some people are surprised […]

Want to see ‘Harry Potter’ on stage? Back of the queue, mate!

And you thought tickets to “Hamilton” were crazy scarce? Get a load of the reviews for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which had its official opening Monday night at London’s Palace Theater. And then, join the queue. “It grips, it stirs, it delights,” wrote Dominic Cavendish in the Telegraph. “This is Dickens with magic,” […]

‘UnREAL’ tried to tell a story about race and police in America. Here’s why it didn’t work.

This post contains details about the second season of Lifetime’s “UnREAL.” “UnREAL,” Lifetime’s hit drama about a “Bachelor”-esque dating show, needs a reality check. The show’s second season started on a promising note when its fictional...Show More Summary

Let’s put a stop to the movie cameo clown car

Two movies came out last weekend that tried to wring comedy from cameos. Two movies failed. The more blatant was “Absolutely Fabulous,” a big-screen adaptation of a British television series that wasn’t at all reliant on guest stars for its humor. No matter, the movie paraded out fashion’s most fashionable, including Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, […]

Leslie Jones on Twitter attacks: ‘If I hadn’t said anything, nobody would have ever known’

Three days after weathering an onslaught of racist abuse online, Leslie Jones sat down with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers and made it clear that she has no plans to leave Twitter — and no regrets about the way she handled the targeted harassment. Despite media reports that she “quit” Twitter on Monday (“I leave Twitter […]

Stephen Colbert really needed a great week. Jon Stewart and the RNC made it happen.

In the middle of his interview on “The Late Show” Thursday night, comedian Billy Eichner abruptly turned to Stephen Colbert. “This was your week,” he told the host. “You killed it this week.” Maybe it’s just a coincidence or maybe it’s the TV scheduling gods, but this really was the perfect time for Stephen Colbert’s […]

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