Comedy is Not Funny

Is political satire even possible in the age of Trump?

Amazon Becomes Second Company To Hit $1,000,000,000,000 Market Value

Amazon has joined Apple to become the second American corporation to reach $1,000,000,000,000 in market valuation.

The Cable Bundle is Dying. We’ll Miss it When it’s Gone.

As much as we hate paying $200 a month for television, the future is likely going to be worse.

Conservatives Are On The Wrong Side Of The N.F.L. Anthem Debate

Conservatives claim to support freedom of speech and freedom of expression, but they’ve utterly failed that test when it comes to their reaction to players who peacefully and respectfully kneel during the National Anthem.

Cultural Vandalism?

Does learning that entertainers are bad people retroactively ruin their art?

Barack And Michelle Obama Ink Production Deal With Netflix

The former President and First Lady have struck a first-of-its-kind agreement to produce a wide variety of content for Netflix.

Republicans Dodge A Bullet In West Virginia

Republican chances to hold the Senate were boosted in West Virginia last night thanks to the fact that a fringe candidate was soundly defeated.

Nashville Waffle House Shooting Reveals Gaps In Gun Laws

Travis Reinking shot four people dead in Nashville over the weekend with a gun that he wasn’t supposed to have access to. Thanks to what seem to be loopholes in existing gun laws, he had one anyway.

The Limits of Comedy

Controversies involving Jimmy Kimmel and “The Simpsons” highlight a perennial question.

No, It’s Not the Time to Buy a 4K TV

Fred Kaplan fails to make the case for buying an ultra-high definition TV right now.

Claire Foy Earned Less Than Her On-Screen Husband for ‘The Crown’

While examples of Hollywood sexism are seemingly endless, this is not one of them.

Obama Coming to Netflix

Netflix no longer offers President Frank Underwood. They’re lining up a replacement.

What is the Middle Class and is It Shrinking?

Salary-based definitions distort the conversation. And lifestyle-based definitions are a moving target.

The State Of The Union Address Is Unnecessary and Irrelevant

Do yourself a favor and skip the State Of The Union Address tonight. You won’t be missing anything important.

States File Suit Against F.C.C. Decision To Dismantle Net Neutrality Rule Changes

A group of 21 states has filed a petition to review the F.C.C.’s recent net neutrality rule changes, but it faces an uncertain future.

Democratic Senator Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand says Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Raising the question of just how stringently we should apply the standards of today to the events of the past.

GDP Growth Solid In Second Estimate, But Can It Be Sustained?

The new GDP growth estimate shows healthy economic growth in the second quarter, but it’s unclear if it can be sustained.

ESPN’s Massive Layoffs

The Worldwide Leader fired over 100 on-air personalities yesterday.

Amazon To Stream Thursday Night N.F.L. Games

Another step toward making it easier to cut the cord.

Viewership For Live Televised Events Down Across The Board

Fewer people are watching live television events such as the Super Bowl and Academy Awards.

Glenn Frey, Eagles Founder, Dead at 67

Glenn Frey, bandleader of the Eagles, has died.

A Record Breaking Opening Weekend For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Perhaps not surprisingly, the newest film in the Star Wars saga is breaking all kinds of records.

Hillary ‘SNL’ Appearance May Trigger ‘Equal Time’ Law

An FCC rule from a bygone era may get Bernie Sanders and company some time on NBC.

Columbia House Files Bankruptcy, Many Surprised To Learn It Still Existed

A company you probably thought had died off years ago filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday.

Showtime Becomes Latest Content Provider To Offer A Streaming Service

It’s getting easier and easier to cut the cord.

Blackberry CEO: The Government Should Force Companies To Make Apps For Blackberry Phones

The head of Blackberry thinks he can save his company by getting the government to force others to make content for Blackberry phones

Feel Free To Skip The State Of The Union Address

There’s really no point in watching tonight’s speech.

President Obama Urges FCC to Make Internet a Utility

Obama proposes four ‘net neutrality’ rules.

Cable TV Cord Cutting Won’t Come Quickly, Could Be More Expensive Than Cable

We are obviously moving toward an era of streaming and other services that don’t rely on Cable/Satellite providers, but it will still take some time to get there and for it to be cost effective.

CBS Announces Streaming Service, And Cutting The Cord Starts To Become Easier

One day after HBO, CBS announces its own streaming service. And the future approaches just a little bit faster.

HBO To Launch Stand-Alone Streaming Service In 2015

The start of a trend? Probably.

Parenting as a Gen Xer

We’ve got one foot in two very different technological worlds.

Hollywood Has Worst Summer In 17 Years

The summer of 2014 was the worst Hollywood has seen since Bill Clinton was President. It’s pretty easy to figure out why.

Netflix’s Online Business Model: A Mistake, Or The Future Of Entertainment?

Does encouraging binge watching make sense for Netflix?

Aereo And Broadcast Networks Battle Over The Future Of Television

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that will likely be this era’s version of the Betamax case.

Unbundling Cable Packages Would Be More Expensive, But Its Probably The Future

Would your cable bill be cheaper if you could just subscribe to the channels you wanted to watch?

Netflix Removes 1794 Movies From Library

The soft underbelly of the post-ownership society.

DC Politics and the Myth of Scheming

The Chinese are hacking Washington institutions to unearth the secret plan under which the town operates.

Federal Judge: Websites Must Comply With Americans With Disabilities Act

A recent decision out of Massachusetts threatens to make business quite difficult for online service providers.

Color Coding Blogs by Political Bias

Andy Baio and friends have undertaken an interesting project: color coding political blogs to track bias.

Bureaucracy Killing DC’s Movie Industry

The DC government’s incompetence knows no bounds.