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Before Charlie Hebdo: The Cartoon Wars

Why is it that cartoons, more than any other expressive form, have incited the wrath of religious backlash?

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New York Comic Con 2013: A Brief Recap and Photos

New York Comic Con felt smaller than the previous year but was no less crowded.

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Flash Points: Penn State's Cover-Up and the Ethics of Rape Jokes

This week Flash Points looks at the Penn State cover-up and examines the way powerful people typically go to great lengths to cover their collective asses. We also examine rape culture and the ethics of rape jokes.

Steven Aoun and Sarah Boslaugh
Sports

Super Bowl 2011's Best Commercials

The Super Bowl isn’t just the biggest night of the year for football fans, it’s also TV advertising’s main event.

Television

The Year in TV: April 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.

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South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season

After thirteen seasons on Comedy Central, South Park is still one of the highest rated shows on cable, but is it still one of the funniest?

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The Best of Slugging Santas and Fightin' Father Christmases

Sliding down chimneys in the middle of the night is not without its risks, which is why Santa needs to be one tough elf with survival tactics and fighting skills.

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Wedding Players

When it comes to controlling the behavior of revelers at a wedding fest -- or rather, rolling with the behavior of revelers at a wedding fest -- a live band can adapt far better than the average DJ.

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South Park: The Complete Eleventh Season

South Park uses transgressive means to further enlightened themes, the offensive means to be later isolated and paraded in publicity and spin.

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South Park: The Complete Tenth Season

This is the season when the series became self-aware, when addressing the constant media scrutiny lead to episodes that pushed the boundaries of satire and taste.

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South Park: The Complete Eighth Season

South Park's eighth season is dubbed "the year from hell" by co-creator Trey Parker.

Jesse Hicks
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South Park

As the boys grew pimply and fat (Cartman got fatter), the gaming company focused on finding more consumers. Everyone was at fault, from kids to corporate suits.

Sean Ferrell
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South Park: The Complete Seventh Season

Parker and Stone frequently use South Park as a platform for their libertarian views, and usually, it doesn't detract from the show's centrist, common-sense attitudes.

Tim O'Neil
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South Park: The Complete Sixth Season

Regardless of their childishness, the protagonists of South Park are, like their creators, fundamentally decent (except for Cartman, who represents the zenith of selfish indecency).

Tim O'Neil
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South Park

Parker and Stone are like observational stand-up comics, without all the wry self-referencing and glib performance shtick.

Bill Gibron
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South Park: The Passion of The Jew

Parker and Stone's project is sometimes hobbled by their apparent belief that anything offensive is inherently purgative.

Terry Sawyer
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South Park: The Complete Fourth Season

Originally airing from April until December of 2000, the episodes take frequent aim at U.S. culture and politics.

Todd R. Ramlow
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South Park: The Complete Third Season

In a world filled with bumbling and ineffectual adults, the boys are each other's only source of support and information.

Todd R. Ramlow
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