The Humor CodeEntry 7: Who owns a joke? And can a comedian sue if someone steals his material?
The Humor CodeEntry 5: Every culture has a Polish joke—but only Americans make fun of lawyers.
The Humor CodeEntry 3: Why do humans laugh? (Hint: It’s rarely because something’s funny.)
The Sony Emails Are Fair Game No, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
Can’t Take a Joke My family mercilessly teases to show affection, but my boyfriend doesn’t get it.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
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