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Apr 23, 2014 — Meyers left a dream job hosting Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon. Meyers says not having a mic in hand — like he did in standup — took some adjusting.
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Apr 23, 2014Make My Head Sing... is an album of contradictions. It's full of unreliable narrators who sometimes revel in jealousy, willful insanity and drugs, even as her voice and the music suggest otherwise.
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Apr 22, 2014 — The strategy of going to the Supreme Court to challenge Proposition 8 was controversial within the gay-rights movement. Now, Jo Becker's new book is proving to be controversial as well.
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Apr 21, 2014 — Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, but Hari Kondabolu doesn't mind. Especially when it comes to jokes about race and ethnicity, he's willing to explain until everyone gets it.
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Apr 19, 2014 — Dr. Martin Blaser explains why modern medicine may not be doing your microbiome any favors. Aimee Mann and Ted Leo team up to become the duo "The Both." And Mike Judge pokes fun at programmers.
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Apr 18, 2014 — Amy Schumer's Comedy Central special was called Mostly Sex Stuff but her comedy is about more than that. In her stand-up and her show Inside Amy Schumer, she tackles racism, awkward moments and more.
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Apr 18, 2014 — Every so often an arthouse director dips a toe into the horror genre and you realize vampires and space aliens are subjects too rich to be the property of schlockmeisters, says critic David Edelstein.
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Apr 17, 2014 — Aimee Mann and Ted Leo began performing together in 2012, when Leo was Mann's opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. Their debut album is "The Both."
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Apr 17, 2014 — Mike Judge's HBO sitcom pokes fun at programmers hoping to hit it rich. It's not the first time Judge has satirized the workplace: His 1999 cult film Office Space explored desk-job-induced ennui.
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Apr 17, 2014 — Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two graphic novels — one about a Yiddish advice column in the early 1900s and another about a regiment of African-American soldiers who fought during World War I.
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