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The Drama of Grand Movie Palaces

The grand movie palaces that still stand are opulent, over-the-top marvels of architecture. The first ones are reminders of America’s obsession with vaudeville, that form...
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Rich Little

Rich Little, the man of 200 voices, likes to say his career started trying to impress classmates. To get dates, he’d find out a girl’s favorite...
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What’s So Funny?

Laughter is the best medicine, so the saying goes. And, indeed, we can all agree that humor can lighten moods and lift us out of...
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Easy Ways to Add More Laughter To Your Life

Many health studies have proven the benefits of laughter to decrease stress, boost immunity, lower blood pressure, burn calories, and improve heart health. But with...
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A Stand-Up Performance

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people,” said Victor Borge; it seems that performers have been trying to make people laugh since ancient history....
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Al Hirschfeld’s Comedians

It’s good to be the king, especially if you were Al Hirschfeld, “The Line King,” who reigned for eighty years as America’s greatest caricaturist. Generations...
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Dr. Ruth Westheimer and the Joy of… Life

Everyone knows the behavioral therapist Dr. Ruth (there’s no need to add the Westheimer, we’re all old friends, aren’t we?). She’s touched just about every...
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