Pretty terrific review of Letterman's no-audience show Monday night, which was funny, fascinating television.—BK
My God, this person must be tiresome to be around. (Albert Brooks manages, so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.) My one and only parenting commandment: Moderation in all things. We'll see how I do once my child is old enough to be measured in years.—JS
Guaranteed to put the fright in your All Hallows' Eve night.
This piece makes a pretty half-hearted argument, but I'm all aboard the "let's abolish the electoral college" train these days so why not link to it anyway?—JM
Doesn't quite rise to the level of retrospectives we've posted about Party Down or Cheers because, well, EW can't – but Sanders was an incredible show, so even this is good.—JS
To be, or not to be... can they get back to you on that?
I'm squarely in the loving Elliott camp. His mainstream appearances (HIMYM, Raymond) don't do him justice. It's the more offbeat stuff (Letterman, Eagleheart, Get a Life) where he shines.—BK
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From the U.S. credit downgrade to the NBA lockout to the HPV vaccine (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.
Everybody, without exception, should read Easterbrook's work every Tuesday. Even if you skip the football parts, you've still got an entertaining and insightful 2,000-word column about pop culture, politics, society and world affairs. The football parts add about 3,500 more words on top of that, and this week many of those words are about the Vikings!—JM
Despite the title, this piece is a pretty effective takedown of the electoral college. Turns out both Democrats and Republicans have self-serving reasons to dislike it!—JM
Now with 20% more quiet snickering about the use of the word "rebuttal"!
Interesting stuff. You don't see a lot of these serious, in-depth profiles. (If you're Joe Morgan, I guess you don't even see this one!)—JS