A Young Actor Refuses to Be Upstaged by Tourette Syndrome
Jamie Sanders is building a career in the theater—while changing how his audiences think about Tourette's.
Can a Disabled Palestinian American Launch the Next Big Sitcom?
How comedian Maysoon Zayid is planning to reshape television.
Smart, Emotionally Stable People Enjoy Morbid Humor
A taste for the grotesque is no reason for embarrassment.
Figuring Out If America Is Doomed at the L.A. Convention Center
Behind the scenes at the most Los Angeles event in the history of American politics.
A Brief Conversation With 'Daily Show' Creator Lizz Winstead
The comedian talks about the state of our media and the role of satire.
Creativity's Most Underappreciated Component: Persistence
New research suggests we give up too easily when confronted with a problem that requires creative thinking.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Stand-Up Comedy Fan Who Says We Shouldn’t Be So Focused on the Future
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
Aziz Ansari vs. Rupert Murdoch: More Than Just Humor
Anziz Ansari's lengthy criticism of Rupert Murdoch over Twitter supplies more than laughs, research shows.
Diversity, Demographics, and 'Saturday Night Live'
Where are the black women on SNL? And, for that matter, where is everyone else?
Was Sarah Palin’s Image Hurt By Tina Fey? You Betcha!
New research suggests exposure to Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin in 2008 lowered voters' opinion of the candidate.
Documentary Chronicles Art Saved from Dictator's Reach
The documentary 'The Desert of Forbidden Art' tells the story of the Igor Savitsky Museum, a remote refuge for Soviet-era art that ran afoul of Stalin's diktat.