Mindy Kaling’s older brother and Massachusetts native Vijay Chokalingam is preparing to release his first full-length book Almost Black, a chronicle detailing how he believes he got into medical school by claiming to be African American in the 1990s. More
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When reminded of the 10 year anniversary of The Office, a date that had somehow escaped him, producer Ben Silverman exhaled over the phone before saying, “I’m in this house because of that show.” More
B.J. and Keough Novak have an interesting sibling dynamic in that they are not siblings and have never actually met.
The Internet is a place where people can find their community, even if that community is a fake family. Such is the case for Boston-bred comedian and writer B.J. Novak, who has been interacting with a mysterious fake Twitter sister. The questionable family member goes under the Twitter handle of @KeoNovak and uses a photograph of Kendall Jenner as the profile picture. Why? Because, as one rapper of questionable talent once put it, the Internet. More
“The Hobbit: The Battle For the Five Armies” has employed some impressive PR, most notably an interview on “The Colbert Report” with a fire-breathing Smaug. But even that may not top the sketch from this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” in which host Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) begins a second career as a paper salesman in a sendup of “The Office (UK)” More
Joe Sabia spent the past year and a half of his life watching “The Office.” Late last month, the Boston College alum debuted the fruits of his labor, The Office Time Machine. The website features supercut videos that include every cultural reference ever made on show—more than 1,300 in total—and organizes them by year. While “Office” fans may rejoice at the opportunity to revisit their favorite TV show, Sabia wants his project to do more than celebrate the best of Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute. He wants to raise awareness about fair use and the need for copyright reform. More