At New York Magazine, New York Magazine hits it right on the head with the title for the Jon Stewart/Daily Show profile, “America is a Joke“:
“Jon has chronicled the death of shame in politics and journalism,” says Brian Williams, the NBC Nightly News anchor who is a frequent Daily Show guest. “Many of us on this side of the journalism tracks often wish we were on Jon’s side. I envy his platform to shout from the mountaintop. He’s a necessary branch of government.”
At The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones talks about Nick Cave, and says the singer almost became “a darker, underground version of Elvis.”
At Videogum: A new Superchunk video is always a good day to start a week.
Tonight The Rumpus take over Brooklyn with a pretty sick lineup of readers, comedians, and FRANKIE ROSE AND THE OUTS.