Al Franken Isn’t Running for President
But as he told Chelsea Handler last week, he may know a few people who are.
Five Important Zinester Voices We Need For Reshaping Conversations
In the fractured Age of Trump, listening to voices from outside of the mainstream is more important than ever.
In Conversation: Algiers Expose “The Underside of Power”
Class warfare, civil rights, Donald Trump: That’s not the whole story.
In Conversation: Hari Kunzru Talks “White Tears,” Cultural Appropriation, and Record Collecting
Some questions are more complicated than they seem.
In Conversation: Sinkane on Positivity in the Age of Trump
Even with the new regime in power, the musical polymath is still feeling good.
Dear Mr. President: Chicano Batman
The first in our new series of open letters to Donald Trump.
Bitte, Baby: Riot LA and Comedy in the Age of Trump
Comedy—and particularly political comedy—only reinforces our bubbles. So what?
The Inauguration Day Cure
Prescriptions for coping with your very rational fears.
FLOOD Presents The Year in Art and Culture
Media’s boundaries are more porous than ever, and great artwork abounds. So does weirdness.
Laughtershock: Comedy As a Minor Form of Resistance
How do you laugh at anything after an election like this?
A House Divided: How Barry Moser’s “We Were Brothers” Offers a Way Forward After Trump
The author’s reflections on his relationship with his deeply racist brother make an appeal to our common humanity.
Make Stars Hollow Great Again: The Unsettlingly Relevant Political Reality of “Gilmore Girls”
Behind the blur of words and scrim of melodrama, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved series shows us a buffoonish tyrant at work.
LIVE: Defiant Swet Shop Boys Offer Release on an Otherwise Horrific Election Night (11/8/16)
“Oh no, we’re in trouble / TSA always wanna burst my bubble / Always get a random check when I rock the stubble”
Transmissions from a Heartbroken Mob on a Los Angeles Freeway
With nationwide protests sending out a clear message, why does it all just feel like shouting in a bucket?
Politicon 2016: Fear, Loathing, and Some Laughter in Pasadena
With tensions at a neck-popping high, the unconventional political convention tries to knead a little levity into the political conversation.
WATCH: HBO’s “Confirmation” Gets Its First Trailer
The television movie premieres on April 16.
WATCH: Bernie Sanders Joins Members of Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors for “This Land is Your Land”
Plus: The University of Iowa’s Hawkapellas!
WATCH: Mike Huckabee Drops “Hello, HUCK,” an Adele Remix Track
No word on details or a release date for LP1.
WATCH: Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders Talk Economics, Social Justice in Six-Part Video Series
“I rap about a lot of the stuff that you rant about.”
WATCH: Jon Stewart Returns to “The Daily Show” to Stump for the Zadroga Act
“I heard about this in American TV—have you come to take your show back?”
WATCH: Killer Mike Introduces Bernie Sanders at a Rally in Atlanta, Takes Him to Get Soul Food
“I have no time in my short forty years on this Earth to relive the Reagan years.”
Politicon: A Mad Dash to Shake Hands
Our correspondent goes gonzo at the first annual gathering of politicians, pundits, and comedians.
FLOOD Presents: Edward Snowden in Discussion with The Yes Men at Politicon
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RSVP: Free Entry to Politicon in Los Angeles
Featuring “The Daily Show”‘s Trevor Noah, “VEEP”‘s Tony Hale, and more.
WATCH: Vice President Joe Biden and Stephen Colbert Elevate Late-Night TV
“Faith sees best in the dark.”
WATCH: Mexican TV Channel Fut Azteca Mocks US Soccer With Donald Trump
“El sueño americano ha muerto.”
Everyone From James Carville and Meghan McCain to VICE News and Upright Citizens Brigade to Participate in First-Ever Politicon Conference
Even in the most stern of times, it’s hard not to think of politics as one giant performance. As we inch closer to the 2016 presidential…
Captain Kirk: Not a Republican
Ted Cruz’s analysis of the “Star Trek” hero’s political allegiances were shut down by fellow Canadian William Shatner.