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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lewis Black on Bay Area Audiences: "You Guys Are Living 10-15 Years Ahead of the Curve"

Lewis Black on Bay Area Audiences: "You Guys Are Living 10-15 Years Ahead of the Curve"

We called up Lewis Black minutes before he was leaving his house in New York on a new leg of his stand-up comedy tour, which stops in the Bay Area at Saratoga's Mountain Winery on Friday. The author, playwright, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fuck Man

Fuck Man

Among wordsmiths, Jesse Sheidlower is not only famous — he’s the editor at large of the Oxford English Dictionary — but also infamous — he’s the editor of The F-Word, a historical dictionary of the word fuck. God bless lexicographers,…
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Calendar, Night&Day In the Black

In the Black

Life is good for Lewis Black. The perennially overwrought stand-up, who uses spittle as a punch line, has upped his profile over the past decade thanks to The Daily Show, which has periodically run his “Back in Black” segment even…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish The Terrorist's Mind

The Terrorist's Mind

Catch a Fire (Focus) In his commentary for the underrated, undervalued Catch a Fire, director Phillip Noyce discusses the inspiration: witnessing the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. He wanted to comprehend "the terrorist's mind," so he…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish

Lewis Blows His Top

Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed (HBO) Like many other Daily Show success stories, Lewis Black is a comedian made for these times; his facial contortions and verbal tics are expressions of the Bush-era phrase "outrage overload." But unlike other…
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