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2016

  1. Elif Batuman’s ‘The Possessed’ Finds Absurdity and Sadness in Grad School 2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they […]
  2. The Uplifting Nihilism of ‘Rick & Morty’2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  3. Jenny Slate Talking to Pete Holmes for Two and a Half Hours Is a Delight 2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they […]
  4. Curl Up and Relax with a Cup of Conan’s ‘Tea Copywriter Cage Match’2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  5. Why Seeing Steve Carell’s Seared Foot Lifts My Spirits2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  6. box office futures
    The Movie Industry Sort of Set a New Box-Office Record. Hooray?Inflation speaks truth (that some people don’t want to hear).
  7. ‘Stop Podcasting Yourself’ and the Reliable Consistency of Podcasts 2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they […]
  8. Nothing Sums Up 2016 Better Than a YouTube Compilation of Kids Falling Down2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  9. When Things Feel Hopeless, Turn to ‘The State’s Stupidity2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  10. The Cathartic Pessimism of ‘Oh Hello!’2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  11. The Delightful Weirdness of ‘The Great Muppet Caper’ 2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they […]
  12. year in culture 2016
    Generation X Lost Too Many Touchstones in 2016We said good-bye to a lot of greats this year, period. But Gen-Xers in particular bid farewell to countless greats who defined their childhoods.
  13. The Simple Beauty of a Perfectly Constructed Vine 2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they […]
  14. The Increasingly Absurd Deaths of Gerald Ford 2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they […]
  15. The Magic of Michael Hartney’s Grandiose Choir Teacher2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  16. The In-Your-Face Queerness of Scott Thompson’s Francesca Fiore and Buddy […]2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  17. The Simple Joys of Kate Berlant and John Early’s Video, ‘Paris’2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  18. 2016, ‘Curb’ Season 2, and Why Positivity Is Overrated 2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they […]
  19. The Joke-Heavy, Friends-First Comedy of ‘Happy Endings’2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  20. The Pure Comedic Relaxation of ‘Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep’2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  21. right-click
    Hear Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan’s Ode to 2016He’s just saying what you’re all gagging and screaming into an unfeeling sky.
  22. The Pitch-Perfect Movie Parodies Embedded Within ‘The Critic’2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  23. ‘Popstar’, the Very Underrated and Slyly Incisive Lonely Island Movie2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  24. The Comforting, Un-Analyzable Kids in the Hall2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need […]
  25. How Comedy Dealt With the Shit Sandwich That Was 2016 Comedy is tragedy plus time. But in this abattoir of a year, there hasn’t been enough time between tragedies for the dang formula to work. […]
  26. Is the Present Worse Than Any Fictional, Futuristic Dystopia?The job of the futurist is no longer speculating about what might come. It’s trying to comprehend what’s already here.