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Showrunner of The Simpsons

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Saturday Night Live begins its 41st season this weekend, but there may have never have been an SNL if not for the National Lampoon.

'Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead' Looks at National Lampoon

Saturday Night Live begins its 41st season this weekend, but there may have never have been an SNL if not for the National Lampoon.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Canadian show “Workin’ Moms” gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up. Now in its third season, the show follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

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When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

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Edward Goldman talks about two exhibitions that break the rules.

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With your eyes closed in a dark room, a voice guides you through the process of dying from AIDS.

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Edward Goldman talks about the great 16 th  century Italian painter Pontormo, on display at The Getty Museum as a rare example of centuries-old art that continues to visually and…

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