Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

Just a week after David Letterman officially announced his retirement from The Late Show, CBS announced his replacement: Stephen Colbert.… Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things this Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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What, If Anything, Did the #CancelColbert Controversy Achieve?

Last night Stephen Colbert responded to the #CancelColbert “controversy” in pretty much exactly the manner everyone expected him to: by lampooning the whole thing, and by emphasizing that his original “Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever” joke was satire, aimed at Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, which does such wonderful things as giving shoes and backhoes to native American reservations, thus making the use of a racist epithet as the team’s name PERFECTLY OK. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Barney Ties the Knot, ‘Broad City’ Makes a Bold Exit

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 time, two exceptionally strong freshman comedies wrap up their debut seasons. … Read More

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Janet Mock Flawlessly Sheds Light on the Trans Experience in ‘Colbert’ Interview; Piers Morgan Responds With Twitter Flip-Out

Two weeks ago, transgender activist Janet Mock and television blowhard Piers Morgan exchanged barbs in a follow-up interview after Mock expressed her disdain for the way Piers Morgan Live sensationalized her identity as a trans woman. While she held her own comfortably, fiercely, and impressively, Morgan screamed and yelled about how he’s always been an ally and was now being attacked (earlier in the day, he’d tweeted that he was a victim of “cis-phobia”). Following a book tour to promote her memoir Redefining Realness, Mock stopped by The Colbert Report last night for an interview with satirical television blowhard Stephen Colbert, once again nailing the subject of trans identity for a mainstream television audience.  … Read More

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Pussy Riot’s Brave ‘Colbert Report’ Interview Makes Us Love Them Even More

Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova and Maria (Masha) Alyokhina, the two women who visibily head the Russian activist collective Pussy Riot, have come to America this week. They’re here, they say, to tour prisons. They also have some other plans, including a giant concert with the Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, and assorted other folks at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight. And last night they made a delightful interview appearance on Colbert. … Read More

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