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Guest post: This is what happens when we keep talking about gender in comedy

TweetBy Molly Knefel Last week, the New York Times published a profile of Eddie Brill, the man in charge of booking stand-up comics on The Late Show with David Letterman. The article reported that only one out of the 22 comics booked in the year 2011 were women, and included this quote from Brill: “There [...]
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Christopher Hitchens saw WMDs in Iraq but missed the humor in women

TweetChristopher Hitchens’s death, much like his life, provoked much discussion and reflection, as well as praise, sorrow, glee, homage-paying, and copious changing of Facebook profile pictures. Since Hitch died last Thursday, several writers have revisited his unwavering support for the Iraq War and his sexism.  Hitchens was as insistent and wrong about the absence of humor in women as he was the [...]
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