Man at dinner table, surrounded by people

Yes, they came as refugees, but on ‘Queen Sugar’ this family from Vietnam gets to be so much more


“The fact that the director allowed me to breathe and thought me worthy to take up space, it’s such a simple, subtle thing, but it was startling to me,” says Elyse Dinh who plays Mrs. Phan.

Cue-card guy, Wally Feresten during a "Late Night" sketch on May 11, 2016.

Live, from New York, it’s Cue Card Wally

Unsung Heroes

Kurt on the Red Carpet

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A Day in Swag

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What a Ham(lisch)

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This Week in Swag

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Earlier this summer, we lamented the decreased flow of swag into our office in the wake of the recession. While many promotion companies continue to tighten their belts, some recent arrivals may forecast a recovery. Below are some of our own uncommon economic indicators: From the folks at Sesame Street, we got a cookie monster […]

Johannes Brahms v. Tony the Tiger

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I know I’m well past the age of someone who should be doing this, but every once in a while I like to watch Saturday morning cartoons. Last weekend while watching “Jane and the Dragon” (great show, by the way), I saw a commercial for a new cereal called Raisin Brahms. As in the 19th […]

Doo-Doo Doo-Doo

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Errant kid-carrying balloons, planes that overshoot the runway by 150 miles — these days, preternatural occurrences are the stuff of cable news. But 50 years ago, viewers tuned in to ‘The Twilight Zone’ to get their weekly eeriness fix. Before the ‘The Twilight Saga,’ and before ‘Paris Hilton’s My New BFF’ became the creepiest show […]

The World

Happy Birthday Muppets!

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Hard to believe, but the Muppets turned 40 this month! And my favorite segments from “The Muppet Show” are still “Pigs in Space.” In honor of Carrie Fisher’s appearance on our show last week, we bring you a clip from 1980. It’s the Muppets do “Star Wars” — and even though Fisher didn’t make it […]

They Will Rock You

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The Muppets have a proud tradition of taking the hit songs and making them their own: muppet-izing them, shall we say. The Sesame Street gang had a string of successes with “Letter B” (ala the Beatles’s “Let Her Be”), “Born to Add” (ala the Boss’s “Born to Run”) and “U Really Got a Hold On […]