As I mentioned a short while ago, who riffs about "gas chambers" in joking conversations or to illustrate some mundane aspect of the news of the day. There's gallows humor, even about the Holocaust, even among Jews. But this just seemed weird. Is this how the Trump family talks? Read More ?
Bluebird Arts' Three Hotels is a lovely morality play, a family tragedy with occasional gallows humor that’s written with both heart and bite. The audience truly roots for this production – the story, the characters, the plastic set – only to exit 80 minutes later, pursued by disappointment. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)
I suppose you've noticed all the gallows humor going on regarding the presidential election. And for good reason.
Warner Bros. has a lot riding on Suicide Squad. After the financial underperformance and critical drubbing of their last DC Comics–adapted outing, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the studio is hoping Suicide's gallows humor and darkly wacky ensemble can resonate more with audiences. And if it does well, you might ... More »
Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.
Aides to Ms. Rousseff described the halls of her palaces as a mixture of grim resignation with a dash of gallows humor.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Even before the shock of last week's deadly Brussels bombings, gallows humor had taken hold in the square kilometer around Schuman Roundabout, the heart of the city's European district.
Despite being packed with the kind of gallows humor we’ve come to expect from Drew Barrymore-led comedies, Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already might have proven too serious for the director, who’s already returning to the land of teen angst and woodland trysts. Show More Summary
I am always reluctant to offer predictions for the year ahead because of the arrogance involved. But, shoot, as in the gallows humor of the Eighth Air Force, “No guts, no Air Medals.” Begin with reviewing successes and embarrassments one year ago. Show More Summary
If you're a Cleveland Browns fan — diehard enough to have a calendar reminding you of this for 365 consecutive days — we only hope you can muster up the strength to find the gallows humor needed to get through Black Monday. A day after...Show More Summary
War is hell, but even hell must enjoy some gallows humor now and then. Tina Fey plays a journalist sent on assignment to Kabul in the dark comedy "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," which is based on Kim Barker's memoir, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange...Show More Summary
As Beijing found itself wrapped again in a morbid blanket of smog on Tuesday, residents dodged online censors to voice their frustration -- along with a hefty dose of gallows humor.
Rajiv Joseph, the boldly adventurous author of “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” begins “Guards at the Taj” on a Beckettian note. The play, which opened Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, poses for itself an initial challenge of making theater out of the most untheatrical...
Last night, NBC premiered The Carmichael Show (which debuted to 4.83 million viewers!), a highly promising sitcom that the network is unfortunately burning off quickly. After an expository pilot, the series jumped right into some heavy...Show More Summary
Has fatalistic, gallows humor set in at Hillary's campaign? Or has her staff perhaps been infiltrated by moles from competing campaigns who are trying to sabotage her? Hillary's official campaign store sent out an email this morning featuring beer koozies. Show More Summary
It Follows will no doubt be appearing on many a horror aficionado’s best-of list at the end of 2015. The film, a perfect mix of tension, big scares, and gallows humor felt both like a throwback to classic scary movies of a bygone era...Show More Summary
One of the ways my friend Jackie and I dealt with the crappy things in life was with gallows humor. It was the kind of stuff most people would drop their jaws over, but it really helped us cope with everything life had thrown at us. One of the things we'd joke about is how there weren't any greeting cards for what we were going through. Show More Summary
All Tiger Woods could do, at the end of another awful round of golf in a season full of them -- this time in the opening round of the U.S. Open chamber of horrors at Chambers Bay -- was engage in a bit of gallows humor. "At least I kicked Rickie’s butt," quipped the 14-time major champion, who won his last grand slam event seven years ago at the U.S. Show More Summary
What's the difference between Iceland and Ireland? Back in 2009, a bit of gallows humor held that the answer was one letter and six months. In other words, it was only a matter of time before Ireland's banks brought down their economy just like Iceland's had. The timing was a little off, but the rest wasn't. Both […]
When "Saturday Night Live" showed Dakota Fanning joining the Islamic State last weekend, it sparked an entirely predictable controversy. Why exactly? Gallows humor is a natural and even admirable response in the face of what sometimes feels like an existential threat — consider the very Italian way Romans responded to threats from the Islamic State recently.Read full article >>