This week we say goodbye to “Stephen Colbert,” the persona who has, with unending, high-octane bluster and faux ignorance, regaled us from the bully pulpit of his nightly show.
I will miss him terribly, though, the truth is, I haven’t watched The Colbert Report regularly in several years — I usually tune in when a friend tells me to watch a specific segment. I don’t seek catharsis about the day’s news just before bed these days; rather, I want to forget the day with sitcom reruns, my DVR queue, or a good novel (for that reason, I have also given up any regular viewing of the MSNBC nightly lineup or The Daily Show). In some ways, Twitter’s endless quip competition around the day’s doings has replaced that sort of ritual for me. But that further demonstrates that Colbert’s humor shaped the way we think about news and social justice.
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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, some live musicals and Star Wars talk to take your mind off this terrible, terrible week.
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December is a great month if you love the holidays and spreading Yuletide joy, but it can be a cold and desolate time for television. Most shows have just aired their fall finales and are enjoying their time off while networks put out silly animated holiday specials and ultra-cheesy Christmas romantic comedies about couples stuck in snow globes. But don’t worry: TV isn’t completely dead. Here are 10 events to watch this month, including whole series debuts on Netflix and Amazon, season premieres, and that Peter Pan Live! special everyone will be talking about.
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It’s that time of year again: the season of the holiday gift guide. And in keeping with tradition, if you’re looking for a present for that special cultural icon of yours (or just someone who reminds you of a certain famous face), Flavorwire has you covered. Here are our gift recommendations for some of the year’s biggest names in culture, whether they be naughty, nice, or lurking somewhere in… Read More
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