Stephen Colbert

The Spiritual Ennui of Stephen Colbert’s High-Wire Performance

Goodbye, “Stephen Colbert!” Hello Stephen Colbert, person and brand new host of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. On the occasion of the passing of “Stephen Colbert” — pronounced the French way, name always in scare quotes — a significant amount of ink has been spilled on his genius; however, we also noticed that when it came to the Flavorwire staff, a significant amount of us had, well, fatigue regarding the “Stephen Colbert” narrative as the rogue truthiness hero in the media. Can you keep well-honed satire sharp and dangerous for nearly a decade? Should you? While there’s no denying that “Stephen Colbert” was a performance for the ages, are we going to miss The Colbert Report? Here are some reasons why we’re ready for Stephen Colbert, the man. … Read More

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Farewell “Stephen Colbert,” Feminist Ally and Preserver of Sanity

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. … Read More

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Stephen Colbert Has Announced All of the ‘Colbert Report’s’ Final Guests

The Colbert Report, against all odds, became as much of a cultural institution as its father program, The Daily Show. When word… Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Marnie Pan Live

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. … Read More

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10 TV Events to Look Out For In December

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. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Gifts for 50 Cultural Icons

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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