Hari Kondabolu ’04 Finalist for NBC’s ‘Standup for Diversity’

Comedian Hari Kondabolu ’04, who has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and Live at Gotham, and in the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, has been selected as a finalist for NBC’s “Stand-Up for Diversity” initiative and was chosen to be part of the program’s national college tour.

‘War of the Worlds,’ Russian-style (CNN.com)

On October 30, 1938, a young Orson Welles set off a panic when he broadcast a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds. Now, nearly three-quarters of a century later, a new broadcast has caused a similar reaction. This time, instead of invading Martians, it’s the Russians.

Opinion: R.S.V.P.— What Part of ‘Répondez’ Don’t You Understand? (NY Times)

The seemingly lost courtesy of responding to an invitation is examined against the backdrop of contemporary life — one in which many prefer to remain flexibly non-committal until the last moment.

30 Westerns You Shouldn’t Miss

From drifters to desperados, the online journal Images reviews the top 30 Westerns and takes you behind the scenes of an industry that made icons out of John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Clint Eastwood, and a host of other film artists.