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McCain/Fey '08

John McCain’s political challenge on Saturday Night Live—we can agree there are political stakes in it, right? that you don’t devote time to a national TV appearance three days before an election just for yuks?—was that he had to balance being funny with being funny. That is, he needed to seem likeable and self-deprecating (which …

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Happy Haunting

As you all know, today is the most important holiday of the year. I’m knocking off early for trick-or-treating / candy-handing-out duty, then to count the number of Sarah Palin imitators at the Park Slope Halloween parade this evening.

I leave you with this holiday treat. Unfortunately, Hulu inexplicably does not offer Freaks and Geeks

William Eggleston at the Whitney

His museum debut, in 1976, was a doozy. The New York Times called it “the most hated show of the year.” Now he’s got old master status. And he should. In the 60s, Eggleston was one of that small number of photographers — Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus — who reinvented the whole idea of what a picture was supposed …

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The Church of Probst

I’m a secular Jew (Mom’s side) from a half-Catholic family (Dad’s side), so except for weddings and funerals, neither side of me usually makes it into a temple or church on Saturday or Sunday.

What I have instead is Thursday night. I still watch Survivor regularly, good seasons or bad. The current one, Gabon, has a fairly decent cast, …

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The Morning After: Would-Be Baby Mama

30 Rock returned last night, pulled by the publicity snow machine that was Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin. Of the two episodes I’ve seen, I liked next week’s—with guest star Oprah Winfrey—better, but last night’s, which returned to the storyline of Liz Lemon trying to adopt a baby, was welcome too. It’s been so long …

A Talk With: William Eggleston

I swung down to Memphis, Tenn. last week to spend some time with the great American photographer William Eggleston. A big traveling retrospective of his work opens on Nov. 7 at the Whitney Museum in New York. As usual I’ll split this conversation into several posts.

LACAYO: You were born in 1939. When your father went off to the …

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