Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

A Comic and An Editor-In-Chief Walk Into a Bar …

Posted by melissa kandel on June 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Ever since I first saw The Devil Wears Prada years ago, I’ve been mildly—fanatically—obsessed with Vogue editor-in-chief and reigning fashion empress of the universe, Anna Wintour. (The movie also motivated me to cut my own unfortunate version of bangs and think “to intern” meant to romp around Paris while wearing ridiculously chic ball gowns but that’s […]

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Your Complete Guide to Ghostbusters Day

Posted by melissa kandel on June 7, 2016 in comedy, entertainment, Film | No Comments

[Image via] It’s well past midnight. You’re in bed, dreaming of Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain when you first hear it. A noise. An eek-eek-eek. Maybe you imagined it, a phantom sound that never was. But then it happens again. Eek-eek-eek. Eek-eek-eek. Could your tap-dancing upstairs neighbor be getting in a late-night practice? No, that doesn’t […]

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Sunshine Envy? Make It a Summer-Inspired Movie Night

Posted by melissa kandel on May 28, 2016 in entertainment, Film, summer | No Comments

Excuse me Southern California but do you know you’re … Southern California? That means, as stated in the official Mother Nature’s Guide to SoCal Weekends, you must be ceaselessly sunny on Saturdays and also provide as good or better weather than all states along the Eastern coastline. (How can we possibly maintain our reputation as the “Best Coast” if my New York […]

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Red Nose Day: A Celebration of The Seriously Silly

What is it about self-deprecating celebrities that we find so funny? Is it because they’re beautiful and successful and it’s hilarious to watch them admit just how beautiful and successful they really are? The question is wordlessly posed in the mockumentary-style P.S.A. for Red Nose Day, (happening now!), which stars approximately a bajillion famous people […]

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Is There Life After Netflix?

Posted by melissa kandel on May 17, 2016 in entertainment, Hollywood | No Comments

If you’re reading this sentence, congratulations, you may be the only one. Tech website Cord Cutting did the math and Americans officially spend (on average) 1 hour and 40 minutes per day watching Netflix programming. That may not seem like much—in Netflix time, it’s barely a House of Cards and a half—but the figure becomes more significant […]

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WhoHaha: The Funniest Site You Never Knew You Needed

Posted by melissa kandel on May 11, 2016 in comedy, entertainment, Hollywood | No Comments

Bleh, Wednesday. It’s like the weekday equivalent of this terrible date I once went on with a guy who said he “took a year off to find himself in Utah,” which my friend, Google, later told me meant he was in prison for setting fire to an empty school bus. But fear not, midweek moaners, because I have just the thing […]

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The Surprising Ways Successful Screenwriters Find Inspiration

There’s a spot in my living room that undeniably catches the best morning light. A leather armchair is catty-cornered into it, and if you sit there by window, you only see my neighbor’s big, leafy tree and not much else, which makes you feel like you’ve temporarily fallen into some tropical oasis of leather chairs and sunlight and leaves. Then you open […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on February 11, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

“ … and, should the symptoms of sleeplessness persist, a patient may attempt any number of psychologically soothing exercises … lulling the mind to a more restful state of being … the most popular and effective of these called ‘counting sheep,’ wherein the patient, with eyes closed, begins enumerating sheep as if the beasts were […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on January 29, 2015 in Fiction | 2 Comments

Two blocks due north from the sharpest bend of the Chesapeake River sat a small brownstone apartment home with three broken blue shutters that lilted and groaned in the wind. Much to the chagrin of Mr. Rodolpho Rinnovo, the ever-corpulent owner of the apartment home, these blue shutters had been replaced three years before – […]

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