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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Mad for MADtv

In case you haven’t heard the news, take note: MADtv just premiered a reboot of the diversity-rich, alt-comedy answer to Saturday Night Live on The CW. So in honor of the new MADtv’s premiere earlier this month, let’s take a stroll down memory lane circa

Fleeting Glimpses of the Real North Korea

Though Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il don’t actually appear in person in the new feature-length documentary Under the Sun (now playing in select cities), they are very much omnipresent throughout. Their images are emblazoned everywhere in Pyongyang, North Korea: classrooms, factories, subway murals, and even

Netflix and Chill with 7 Films By Albert Brooks

Millennials may recognize Albert Brooks as the voice of the over-protective clownfish Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016), but to GenX-ers like myself Brooks is a post-modern comedian — on par with Steve Martin and Chevy Chase — who made memorable turns

"The Lobster" and "The Benefits of Gusbandry"

Odd Mating Rituals and Other Insights

Somebody, somewhere once said that humans are meant to go through life two-by-two. That may or may not be true; but finding a partner – for life or even sometimes a lot less – sure does take up a lot of our time. So let’s

Whiskey for Breakfast and Other Historical Diet Tips

CultureSonar talked with Sarah Lohman about her website Four Pounds Flour, in anticipation of her book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine coming out in December 2016. How and when did Four Pounds Flour come about? I launched my blog in December, 2008.