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What I Learned Watching 11 Very Special Thanksgiving Episodes In A Row

Here are some lessons you might learn while watching other people learn The True Meaning of Thanksgiving.<p>“This ain’t an episode of <i>Growing Pains,”</i> Lena Waithe’s character says in “Thanksgiving,” the Emmy-winning episode of <i>Master of None</i> that Waithe co-wrote and stars in. She’s right, obviously. Not …

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The 10 Best Stand-up Comedy Specials on Netflix Right Now

Netflix has become the go-to home for stand-up comedy specials, plenty of which are from the industry’s most powerful names.<p>In recent months, …

Comedy

Hari Kondabolu on “The Problem with Apu” And Why Representation Matters

This comedian’s documentary examines the cultural impact of a “Simpsons” character to make some larger points about harmful stereotypes.<p><i>Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle</i> was a sadly revolutionary film. The idea of an Asian character and a South Asian character being the two leads in a mainstream …

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Why Hari Kondabolu Had to Explain What The Problem With Apu Is to America

If you didn’t know Hari Kondabolu last month, you might know him now. The 34-year-old comic from Queens has seemingly been everywhere this fall, …

Entertainment

TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

Whether it’s because of their dysfunction or their heartfelt love for each other, there’s a reason we enjoy watching these families in our spare time.<p>…

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This episode of Aziz Ansari's TV show holds 5 beautiful truths about Thanksgiving.

'Master of None' taught us all how to be a bit more grateful.<br>If there is one show worth watching ahead of the holidays, it's the "Thanksgiving" …

Lena Waithe

Hari Kondabolu on The Problem With Apu and Confronting America's Racism Towards South Asians

For plenty of Americans, Apu, the Indian immigrant owner of the Kwik-E-Mart, is just another hilarious and iconic character from <i>The Simpsons.</i> For …

Liberal View

'GQ' and 'GQ Style' Had a Banner Year in Terms of Diversity

The Condé Nast titles featured the likes of Mahershala Ali, LeBron James, John Boyega and Colin Kaepernick on their covers in 2017, setting a high …

Fashion

The Solution To ‘The Problem With Apu’ Already Has Arrived

Are all accents inherently funny to other cultures?<p>College classmates of my father in Pennsylvania teased him mercilessly about his Boston accent …

Entertainment

10 Awesome Thanksgiving TV Episodes to Stream

These shows will make you feel good about the holiday<p>Thanksgiving is arguably the best holiday on television. The big meal and all the traditions that revolve around it provide ample fodder for both comedy and drama. And as a viewer, it’s always comforting to see your favorite characters coping …

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Sorry, but Apu From ‘The Simpsons’ Isn’t Funny — He’s a Racist Stereotype

Comedian Hari Kondabolu, a fan of <i>The Simpsons</i>, is the creator of <i>The Problem with Apu</i>, a new documentary on TruTV about Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the …

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Master of None is perfect Thanksgiving binge-watch

Photo Credit: Master of None/Netflix Image Acquired from Netflix Media Center<p>Photo Credit: Master of None/Netflix Image Acquired from Netflix Media …

Netflix

You Don't Know What You Want

Source: Photo Credit Alexi Berry, used with permission<p>If you read my work with even a cursory interest, you must know I make it my mission to …

Psychology

'Hotties' Calendar Destroys Stereotypes About 'Undesirable' Asian Men

The calendar is a “nod to the fact that Asian men are now sometimes featured inside the magazines, but still rarely on the cover.”<p>A new calendar portrays Asian men in a way that they’re rarely seen.<p>Writer Ada Tseng reached out to a number of Asian men, ranging from actors to media professionals, …

'The Simpsons' Fans Should Watch 'The Problem with Apu'

Comedian Hari Kondabolu tells us about his new documentary that discusses the most troublesome character in 'The Simpsons.'<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>“Representation” is a loaded word in the entertainment world, especially in the past few years. Campaigns like #OscarsSoWhite have …

TV

The 12 actors I’m most thankful for in 2017

<b>1. Dominique Fishback and Lawrence Gilliard Jr.</b>: If the only worthwhile thing “The Deuce,” George Pelecanos’s and David Simon’s show about the legalization of the sex industry in New York during the 1970s, had done was getting Fishback and Gilliard Jr. back on my television seasons, well, dayenu …

Opinion

Hari Kondabolu on Why The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria Won’t Address ‘The Problem with Apu’

The Indian-American comedian talks to The Daily Beast about his lifelong beef with Apu from ‘The Simpsons’ — and the white actor who voices him.<p>Hari …

Culture

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Will Be The Biggest Album of The Year

<i>Reputation</i> is going to be the best-selling album of 2017. Deal with it. <i>Variety</i> reports that Taylor Swift's sixth studio album sold 1.28 million copies in its first week of release, putting it on track to be the biggest album of the year, especially if it gets the expected holiday bump.<p>Swift always …

Award Shows

'The Problem With Apu' dives into the damaging effects of stereotyping

It's 2017, and some things just won't stand anymore. Hollywood's twisted norms are being ripped apart, from habitually silenced sexual misconduct to …

Entertainment

Doug McDermott on great shooters, the Garden and being single in NYC

<i>Knicks forward Doug McDermott takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.</i><p><b>Q: Have you been doubted all your life?</b><br>A: A little bit. I was …

New York Knicks

Ranking The Best Shows On Netflix You Can Stream Right Now

Netflix has become that friend who just won’t stop proposing outlandish new ideas. You definitely love a thing or two they come up with, but at a certain point, it’s simply way too much to process.<p>The company is spending $6 billion on original content in 2017. So the over 100 million people across …

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Hari Kondabolu’s The Problem with Apu attempts to shut down The Simpsons’ racist caricature for good

Apu from <i>The Simpsons</i> is a walking cartoon stereotype, but for nearly three decades he’s represented the South Asian community to Americans — a yogi with a Ph.D who’s also running the equivalent of a 7-Eleven. Stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu is fighting to unseat Apu from his central position in …

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Why Even Simpsons Fans Should Have a Problem With Apu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on his thought-provoking documentary, which examines the troubling life and legacy of Hank Azaria’s Simpsons staple.<p><b>Hari Kondabolu</b> wants you to know that he loves <i>The Simpsons.</i> Seriously. But he has a bone to pick with Apu Nahasapeemapetilon—or at least the way the character …

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Using 'The Simpsons' to explain how Asian Americans are overlooked

Hollywood has offered up few Asian American stars. But one of its most well-known is a cartoon: Apu from "The Simpsons."<p>Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian American character who operates the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store in the fictional town of Springfield and is known for the catch phrase "thank …

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Confronting “The Problem with Apu” - Salon.com

Comedian Hari Kondabolu opens his hour-long documentary, “The Problem with Apu,” with a scene from a stand-up appearance in Denver that, at least initially, appears to go smoothly. His jokes land, the audience laughs comfortably with him and he has a relaxed demeanor.<p>Then it happens during a breath …

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TV highlights: Jon Stewart hosts ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ on HBO

<i>(All times Eastern.)</i><p><b>I Am Elizabeth Smart</b> (Lifetime at 8) Alana Boden plays kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, who narrates this film about her 2002 abduction and rescue, which occurred nine months later.<p><b>Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders</b> (Sundance at 9) This two-night documentary, from …

Entertainment

‘The Problem With Apu’ Is That He’s a Really Racist Character

Comic Hari Kondabolu was 12 when the character of Apu from <i>The Simpsons</i> began to bother him. That hadn’t always been the case. “Initially, I was …

New York City

10 Celebrity-Hosted Friendsgivings We Want to Be Invited To

You’ve heard the spiel: Thanksgiving is about family. It’s the one time a year when you and your closest loved ones come together to stuff yourself …

Mandy Moore

TV tonight: ‘American Music Awards,’ ‘The Walking Dead’

TV picks for Sunday, Nov. 19<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“American Music Awards” (8 p.m., ABC):</b> Here’s another chance for trophy-deprived pop stars to collect some …

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No Turkeys Here! Check out the Top Thanksgiving TV Episodes of All Time

Whether they’re having heart-to-hearts across the dinner table or preferring to throw the food, our favorite television shows never fail to …

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