Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

I agree with Daniel Fienberg about the overuse of “in media res,” where an exciting opening scene is immediately followed by the reveal of what led to that moment. Click for more.

Groucho & Cavett

Groucho & Cavett

If you’re a Marxist, as I am, you’ll want to set the DVR to record “Groucho & Cavett” on PBS. Details here, plus links to my conversations with documentarian Robert Bader and Dick Cavett.

The Daily Show Conundrum

The Daily Show Conundrum

While it looks for a new host, “The Daily Show” has announced some of the fill-ins who will sit behind its desk — but the vast majority have no shot at getting the job permanently. Here’s why.