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The Radical Averageness of Jim Gaffigan's Stand-Up Comedy AP Images

The Radical Averageness of Jim Gaffigan's Stand-Up Comedy

He champions a near-radical notion: that comedy should be funny.

Bang! The Long, Loud History of Gunshots in Music Vevo

Bang! The Long, Loud History of Gunshots in Music

From Madonna to Tchaikovsky, firearm noises have been used to amp up songs' drama—and have sometimes caused real-world drama themselves.

Can the Computers at Narrative Science Replace Paid Writers? AP Images

Can the Computers at Narrative Science Replace Paid Writers?

A look at new software that could transform journalism

'Girls': A Frank, Funny Look at 20-Somethings, Genital Warts and All HBO

'Girls': A Frank, Funny Look at 20-Somethings, Genital Warts and All

The Judd Apatow-produced, Lena Dunham-directed HBO series lovingly pokes fun at its flawed characters.

Is R&B Having an Identity Crisis? AP Images

Is R&B Having an Identity Crisis?

Recent comments from musicians show anxiety about the genre's popularity—and about black artists' place in it.

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