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The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 2, Episode 14 - “Bruce Springsteen”

Springsteen's interview with Colbert emphasizes the politics of space and reveals how we should truly judge his forthcoming memoir.

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Geeking Out: Season 1

Renaissance man Kevin Smith tries his hands at a fluff talk show; it's better than most, but still limited by the genre.

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Freak Like Me: The Misunderstood Brilliance of Tom Green

Tom Green's brand of comedy allows viewers to embrace their own inner freaks.

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The First Rule of HBO’s Late-Night Comic Host Bill Maher - There Are No Rules

Bill Maher: "I want to be unique. Because if you do something unique, they can’t get rid of you."

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Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee appropriates the format of the classic The Awful Truth to lampoon politicians and the media.

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What’s So Funny? Stewart/Colbert and the Short Shelf Life of Satire

The spot-on satire of series such as The Colbert Report and The Daily Show is their longevity's worst enemy.

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Stewart/Colbert Effect: Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ and the Rise of Media Accountability

It took 16 years of hard work, but Jon Stewart's The Daily Show finally began to restore something like truth to political and social discourse.

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Stewart/Colbert Effect: Colbert Trumps Fallon in Trump Interview

In the school of late night, Stephen Colbert's the class clown and Jimmy Fallon's the student body president.

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Crafty Language and Unfulfilled Dreams: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ 2015-10-17

Bill Maher’s interview with Bernie Sanders illuminates the tensions of capitalism and inherited wealth, and the inherent uselessness/truthfulness of language.

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Real Time with Bill Maher: Republican Nouns/Democratic Verbs, Misguided Narratives

"In an impersonal and often anti-personal world, the individual name cannot compete with the power of corporate hierarchies, which, even more than gods, are invested with unearned prestige."

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The Roots and Friends Close Out Summerstage with a Block Party

The Legendary Roots Crew were the final act at Summerstage this year and they brought the house down with help from friends including Cee-Lo Green and Salt-N-Pepa.

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Pangea Panacea? Or the Geography of Neurosis: Real Time with Bill Maher - 2 October 2015

The October 2 episode touches on the Oregon massacre without questioning the toxic neuroses and views of masculinity that fueled it.

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Where G.K. Chesterton and B.F. Skinner Meet: On Real Time with Bill Maher, 21 August 2015

The 21 August edition of Real Time with Bill Maher highlights the imbalance between the good politician, just yet already defeated, and the bad, given to nationalistic pandering and demagoguery.

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“Goodnight, Everybody”: Last Night with David Letterman

In saying goodbye to David Letterman, you realize that late nights will never be the same.

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The Roots: ...and Then You Shoot Your Cousin

It may surprise someone who has never listened to the Roots before, but for anyone else this will be slightly troubling.

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Elvis Costello and the Roots: Wise Up Ghost

For all the collaborations both Costello and the Roots have enjoyed, this has to be among the most exciting, imaginative collection either party has experienced.

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The Polymorphous Questlove Shape Shifts Into a Memoirist with ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’

Mo' Meta Blues is everything you’d expect from a book Questlove would write: smart, funny, and infused with structural twists on the norm, with dashes of insight and perspective on the ever-evolving state of hip-hop.

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Yo La Tengo Rocks Fallon (video)

Hoboken band is joined by Fred Armisen on drums for "Ohm".

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Watch Swervedriver Perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Watch below as Swervedriver perform “Sun of Mustang Ford” and “Deep Wound” during their US late night TV debut on Jimmy Fallon. Also, allow me

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The 2011 Outside Lands Music Festival: San Francisco

With a wide variety of music coming from five different stages in one of the nation's most beautiful locations, the only problem was trying to catch as many bands as possible.

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20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

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"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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