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Slavoj Žižek and Reddit

What does world-renowned philosopher, author of over 30 books, and political revolutionary Slavoj Žižek do with his free time? Well, according to a recent post on The Philosophical Salon, he searches blogs and tweets for a “minimum of argumentation” to challenge his grand intellect. Although Žižek opens his post by addressing Hamid Dabashi’s recent attacks against him in the 2015 book, Can Non -Europeans Think?, he…

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Enter “The Nightly Show”

Larry Wilmore premiered his new late night show on Comedy Central this week. Following the announcement that Stephen Colbert would abandon his post after The Daily Show last spring, Comedy Central quickly began looking for a replacement. Because John Oliver (the obvious choice for Colbert’s replacement) had already begun a new show on HBO, Comedy Central turned to former “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show and former show…

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Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2014

In October, A$AP Yams called 2014 “probably the worst year of Rap music ever.” While 2014 arrives on the heels of a five year hip-hop renaissance, Yams definitely has not been looking deep enough if he thinks this is the worst year ever. We have gotten a lot of fantastic music, and possibly a couple of classics. Maybe the A$AP mob didn’t…

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Unmade Movie Sequel Posters

This amazing collection of posters for unmade movie sequels rose to the top of r/movies on reddit today. These 10 pieces are representative of an upcoming show titled SEQUEL – Artists Imagine Movie Sequels that Never Happened, hosted by the creative production company iam8bit productions. This transmedia production company has cultivated creative experiences for HBO, Nintendo, Playstation, Disney, MTV, Activision, Capcom, Interscope, Warner…

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Who Watches the Gatewatchers?

As the web has continued to challenge contemporary notions of authority, the “gatekeepers” of the news who used to control the production and dissemination of information have been steadily losing power. Newspaper editors, TV news anchors and magazine publisher’s have been replaced by bloggers, mobile videos on Youtube, and citizen journalists who publish and distribute their content, free of the restrictions placed on traditional news…

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Bill Watterson Returns

Noted recluse and Calvin and  Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has stepped out of retirement to paint three panels for the ongoing comic strip, Pearls Before Swine. Today, Pearls creator Stephan Pastis confirmed that Watterson was indeed the guest artist for three strips that ran over the last week. During the late 1980’s Calvin & Hobbes proved to be a premiere comic. The philosophical and comedic adventures of the…

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John Oliver v. The FCC

While it has only been on the air for just over a month, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver’s new satirical news program on HBO, has already proven capable of causing quite the stir in the political sphere. Last Sunday, Oliver spent a large portion of his program attacking recent FCC announcements regarding net neutrality (see below). In January, the Court of Appeals…

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is taking the Late Show over from David Letterman in 2015. This is great news in a lot of ways. Colbert is a talented comedian and brilliant improviser and will make a terrific host for The Late Show. He also has lots of connections with various celebrities and politicians who will provide interesting cameos to say the least. Personally,…

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I am Barack Obama, President of the United States — AMA

President Obama’s 2012 AMA showed the importance of reddit as a cultural forum. The President answered ten questions over about a half an hour, answering questions about his upcoming second term, policy issues surrounding the space program, Afgahnistan, political contributions, small businesses and Internet freedom. He also answered less serious questions about the Whitehouse beer recipe, the Bulls and balancing being President…

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#CancelColbert – The Limitations of Satire and Twitter

Stephen Colbert’s recent creation of the “Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever” caused quite a stir online. Colbert’s original bit focused on Daniel Snyder (owner of the Washington Redskins) who started the “The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation,” which Colbert called “an obvious attempt to win over Native Americans because it only uses the term once” (see…