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    September 3, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 9/3 - 9/9

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have childless joy, Flan-man's "ya boy," BuzzFeed GIFs, Underbelly whiffs, a 10 year anniversary, a fitting tribute, and a show designed to get discerning college students in flagrante. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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    March 18, 2014

    Ex-Con for Congress: Aaron Fraser Swears He is Not a Crook (Anymore)

    "Where are you from? What have you done?" a tiny 80-year-old woman demands, peering out from the doorway of her Jersey City home. "I've never heard of you." Aaron Fraser is standing on the woman's wide wooden veranda, asking if she will sign a petition in support of adding his name to the ballot fo ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Ted Nugent Wants You to Know How Great Ted Nugent Is

    Ted Nugent--everyone's favorite sustainable, POTUS hating archery enthusiast--will release a double DVD/CD on October 22nd. It's called ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK and BOOM! your mind just got blown. The live footage contained within--from an August, 14, 2011 show at Penn's Peak--was captured by seven c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Books Banned in 2012 - 2013: A Reading List

    It's Banned Books Week--the time of year to think of censored classics like J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye ("obscene"), Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer ("a cesspool") and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita ("one of the filthiest books I've ever read"), and chuckle at the puritanical sensibilities of ... More >>

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    December 3, 2011

    Thank God It's Over!: New York NaNoWriMo Participants Speak On Their Ambitious Writing Endeavors

    They have overdosed on coffee, written on layovers in Canada, traveled from the Netherlands, put pen to pad on a packed tram headed to Roosevelt Island, and made time for writing even after dealing with a parent's heart attack. They're New York City's NaNoWriMo participants, and no, they didn't do ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Bristol Palin Memoir Is Allegedly Happening; Derrick Oaks Is Your New Subway Hero; 40 States Are Freezing

    ​• Bristol Palin, 20-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin and no longer teen mom (or Dancing With the Stars contender), has a memoir in the works. Of course she does! It's apparently 304 pages and currently titled "Untitled Bristol Palin Memoir," according to Amazon, where forums are busy discus ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Snooki Beats Nicholas Sparks on the New York Times Best-Sellers List

    ​Yesterday she tweeted it. But when we didn't see Snooki's fiction debut A Shore Thing on the New York Times Best-Sellers list, (and when we heard, in fact, that sales of the book hadn't even been that great), we wondered...could our favorite teensy, tan empress of the beaches be confused? Cou ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011


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    October 1, 2010

    Are Creative Writing MFAs a "Ponzi Scheme"?

    ​A Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in America is a curious piece of paper, one that says something about the person holding it -- mostly, that they survived an MFA program without killing themselves, which apparently isn't easy -- and also, in some circles, acts as a certification that ... More >>