Stephen Colbert: ‘Trump is putting a tariff on summer!’

Late-night hosts focused on Trumps French visit and Elizabeth Warrens well-constructed presidential campaign Late-night hosts focused on a variety of political topics, from Donald Trumps Mexico tariffs, which are due to begin this coming Monday. Being that the biggest imports from Mexico are avocados, tomatoes, beer and tequila, Colbert explained: Trump is putting a tariff on summer! Because of these tariffs, Republicans are looking to speak up about it, in an act CNN Politics called flirting with rebellion. Colbert joked to his audience: Flirting with rebellion? That could lead to a dalliance with integrity, maybe making eyes at governance, and then at the Christmas party, a drunken hookup with defending the constitution. Trump is currently in France, where he attended …

Mindy Kaling: I was so embarrassed about being a diversity hire

The star of The Office and The Mindy Project has defied typecasting by writing her own roles and working very hard. She talks about Late Night, her new film with Emma Thompson, remaking Four Weddings, and her own real life rom-com Oh my God, I cant believe youre doing it again, youre insane! I love it! But youre insane! Mindy Kaling cackles when she spots me waiting for her in a central London hallway and points to my large pregnant stomach. Kaling and I first met when I Inside Out, and I was doing some interviews while pregnant. Whereas most celebrities have forgotten the face of the journalist who interviewed them before they have even left the room, let alone …

Why Tales of the City is still a revolutionary show

Armistead Maupins creation has been rebooted for a new generation. Laura Linney and its makers talk LGBTQ life on TV For five decades, Tales of the City has been life-affirming, life-changing and even life-saving. Tales of the City, which first came to the small screen as a pioneering Channel 4 miniseries in 1993, and has been revived sporadically ever since. Over the past 25 years it would bubble up, says Tales of the City received critical acclaim and high ratings but attracted protests and threats from religious fundamentalists around the country. The network bowed to the pressure and pulled out of funding a sequel. I was just shocked. I was so surprised, in a very naive, Mary Ann Singleton way, …

What Game of Thrones Got Wrong About Sansa Stark and Abuse

Editors Note: This piece contains a survivors account of rape and touches on abuse and trauma. If you ask survivors what has made them strong, you can be sure most wont credit the harms they suffered or the assailants who harmed them. Yet Sansa Stark in Night King and the Army of the Dead. Sansa approaches Ser Sandor Clegane, AKA the Hound, and they Blackwater, an episode in Season 2. He follows with, None of it would have happened if youd left Kings Landing with me. No Littlefinger. No Ramsay. None of it. In response, she covers his hand with her own and says, Without Littlefinger and Ramsay and the rest, I would have stayed a little bird all my …