‘He Named Me Malala’ deserves an Oscar (see Stephen Colbert’s interview with Malala, too)


  There is a legend in Pakistan that goes something like this. During the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80), a young woman named Malala (or Malalai) was tending to the injured when the Afghan army started to retreat. She called out to her husband to stand firm and, taking off her veil, she used it as a flag to rally the troops. They turned back and defeated the British that day, but the heroic Malala was killed.“He Named Me Malala” is Oscar-winning producer/director Dav … [Read more...]

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on ‘Late Show’


 CBS announced today that when David Letterman retires in 2015, Stephen Colbert will replace him.Colbert's "The Colbert Report" is one of Comedy Central's best shows, right up there with Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." In fact, Colbert worked as a "correspondent" on Stewart's parody of a news show before getting his own political, ultraconservative, talking-head satire pulpit in 2005.Colbert has always shamelessly admitted he is a practicing Catholic and, as far as I know, … [Read more...]