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The MTA Is Raising Fares Again. Here's What We Want In Return

As published by Thrillist

The long-awaited Second Ave subway is finally open (partially), and every underground station now has Wi-Fi and cell phone service. And hey, we get that transporting nearly 8 million people every day in America's busiest, toughest city is no simple task. But if you’re going to hike fares on us again -- we’re going to have to ask for some more stuff in return. In exchange, we can promise to duck the turnstile less often, and maybe even stop blaming you for all of the world's problems. Here are some MTA improvements we’d like to see moving forward.

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Comedian Lewis Black’s Secret Passion: Wine

As published by Vanity Fair

Lewis Black arrives at Brooklyn Winery a little after two P.M. on a Tuesday. I introduce myself and explain that we’ll taste a flight of some of the urban winery’s best products, get his thoughts on each, and perhaps learn a thing or two about him in the process. “Yeah, you’ll learn that it’s too early for me to be drinking,” he mutters as he removes his coat. “And that spitting thing is bullshit.” The Grammy Award–winning comedian, New York Times best-selling author, and Daily Show contributor has one résumé credit few are aware of: amateur wine connoisseur.

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An International Guide to Humor

As featured in Travel + Leisure

As a touring comedian, I travel more than a fugitive flight attendant. And if you get around even a fraction of as much as I do, you know that when arriving in a new country, few things are as jarring as that first encounter with local television programming. Flip on the TV in your hotel room, and bam!: you're barraged with an overwhelming stream of incomprehensible foreign inflections and vocalizations. Americans aren't the only funny ones out there (remember Gérard Depardieu in Green Card?), but without the context of a nation's unique culture, a Yank will have difficulty understanding the comedic references in any sitcom, stand-up show, or casual conversation while abroad. Thankfully, at long last, one need not speak a foreign language to bust a gut while traipsing across the globe. That's because I've taken the time to compile a comedic road map of the brands of wit and clowning that Americans can expect to encounter when visiting various different travel destinations. Prime yourself with the International Guide to Humor below, and you'll be laughing along like a local on every voyage to come:

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What Pitch Perfect Is About, by a Guy Who Hasn't Seen It

As published by Cosmopolitan

So, my wife was watching this movie on TV the other day called Pitch Perfect. You might have seen it? Well, I haven't. I left the room after witnessing 20 seconds of some sort of gender-based West Side Story-inspired a cappella sex-song battle. But if you don't have the time to watch it, or simply aren't interested in committing to a 112-minute screening, I can still fill you in on what this film is probably all about.

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