Jen Kirkman on what makes her laugh, from Caddyshack to “Adele Dazeem”

With her second book, I Know What I’m Doing—And Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches From A Life Under Construction, out this week, Jen Kirkman is pushing even further into the literary world. This time around, the comedian and I Seem Fun podcaster is both examining her own life, which she says is “permanently in…

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Idina Menzel tries to get “Let It Go” out of her head by starring in a new sitcom

Since voicing the role of Elsa in the hit Disney animated film Frozen, Idina Menzel has been cursed to wander the Earth, desperate, while the malevolent strains of the inescapable earworm nightmare ”Let It Go” ring in her ears. And so, after her Tony-nominated role in Broadway musical If/Then failed to break the…

TV excellence rewarded with Emmys, despite TV excellence being lesser than movie excellence

Last night’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards proceeded with such efficiency—too bad the whole “speed things up by giving all the drama awards to Breaking Bad” strategy will never work again—that it was difficult for any trends or themes to emerge. Nonetheless, there was a certain “throwback” atmosphere to the event, what…