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Comedy Congress

Comedy Congress

It’s that time again; everyone’s favorite congress is back in session. Returning with brand new clips from our beloved elected officials, Patt Morrison brings you the type of comedy that only your tax dollars could pay for. Our comics riff on everything from revolutionary health care ideas, why Arnold hates taxes, and why you should [...]

Carol Burnett reminisces

Carol Burnett reminisces

You might know her best as Norma Desmond, Starlett O’Hara or Eunice Higgins, but those ladies have long since left the stage. Their creator, Carol Burnett, pulls back the curtain on the hilarious and frustrating moments in her acting career, and some of the personal trials and triumphs she encountered along the way in her [...]

Smart meters, DWP rate increases and your impact on climate change—a sit down with your Public Utilities Commission President

Smart meters, DWP rate increases and your impact on climate change—a sit down with your Public Utilities Commission President

Earlier this month, a divided California Public Utilities Commission approved Southern California Gas Co. to charge customers $1.05 billion to install radio-controlled smart meters on 6 million homes throughout the state, despite complaints that the technology just isn’t necessary. Mike Peevey, the man who heads that commission—which regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, [...]

Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

What prompts people to stuff dead animals in lifelike poses? Melissa Milgrom started hanging out with taxidermists and asking questions. Is taxidermy a commemoration—and if so—does it celebrate life or death? Does preservation glorify the animal, or the person who resurrects it? Her book Still Life skins taxidermy’s last remaining practitioners, delving into the art [...]

Celebrating Mark Twain 100 years later

Celebrating Mark Twain 100 years later

From “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to “Tom Sawyer” and from “Huck Finn” to “Tesla,” Mark Twain traveled and traversed America and its culture for more than 70 years. Proving to be the quintessential American author of his era, the man born Samuel Langhorne Clemens used his wit and an enchanting harness of [...]

The Eerie Silence: why haven’t aliens called us back?

The Eerie Silence: why haven’t aliens called us back?

Are we alone in the universe? In 1960, one astronomer began using radio telescopes to scan the skies for unearthly signals, and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence was born. Now SETI has a home and an array of telescopes at UC Berkeley. Just in time for its 50th birthday, astronomer Paul Davies takes a [...]

The Death of American Virtue

The Death of American Virtue

Remember how pleasant the ‘90s were? Where our biggest worry as a nation was if our president was faithful to his wife or not. The good ole days… Well if you having trouble reminiscing, Ken Gormley can lend a hand. In his new, extensive, re-telling of the battle that captivated the political landscape of our [...]

Baseball and the Dominican Republic

Baseball and the Dominican Republic

In San Pedro de Marcoris in the Dominican Republic, baseball is a way to dream; a passageway out of the impoverished life in a sugar plantation town. Baseball is a bit of an obsession, and by the year 2008, nearly 80 players in the Major Leagues came from San Pedro. In his book, The Eastern [...]

Carol Burnett & Tim Conway, together again

Carol Burnett & Tim Conway, together again

One of the most beloved entertainers in America, Carol Burnett struck a chord with audiences for five decades. She was the first woman to host her own comedy variety show, the spectacularly popular The Carol Burnett Show, and to date, she has been nominated for twenty-three Emmys. She joins Patt with her new book “This [...]

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

One of the most beloved entertainers in America, Carol Burnett struck a chord with audiences for five decades. She was the first woman to host her own comedy variety show, the spectacularly popular The Carol Burnett Show, and to date, she has been nominated for twenty-three Emmys. She joins Patt with her new book “This [...]