VIDEO: Stephen Colbert honors designer Stephen Doyle

No doubt everyone here has read I Am America (And So Can You)!, right? (Please don’t tell us if you haven’t …) If so, then you’re familiar with Stephen Doyle’s work, whether you knew it or not. Mr. Doyle — one of those “good” Stephens, the kind with a “ph” — designed the cover for that estimable contribution to literature. In return for so attractively packaging I Am America, our Sir Dr. Stephen Colbert provided a lovely intro when Mr. Doyle was honored at last night’s National Design Awards.

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Is Stephen Colbert a liberal or a conservative?

The question of whether Stephen Colbert is a liberal or a conservative is one that I’ve seen and heard asked more times than I can count. His deliberate fuzzing of the lines between Stephen Colbert, the actor, and “Stephen Colbert”, the pundit, make the distinction a harder one to draw than we sometimes credit.

Now, riding to the rescue of the confused and curious, we have an answer from none other than Stephen himself.

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Video: Jon Stewart on BookTV (from BookExpo America)

Happy Flag Day, y’all!

I’m celebrating with a little clip from the BookExpo breakfast with Jon Stewart that we told you about earlier this year, with Jon hosting Condoleeza Rice, John Grisham, and Mary Roach. It doesn’t show the whole BEA breakfast panel, but you’ll be able to see Jon giggle over his “Science” chapter. It’s an exciting preview of Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race, and you won’t want to miss it.

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BookExpo America presents: Jon Stewart

We mentioned some time back that Jon Stewart would be the master of ceremonies for one of this year’s BookExpo America events; it’s part of his promotional campaign for the upcoming Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race from the writers of The Daily Show. The event took place this morning, and we’re starting to see some tidbits from that breakfast panel turning up now.

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Stephen Colbert interview featured in new book “Satiristas”

One of the things I love the most about working in the book business is getting to see the many new titles that are coming from the major publishers a month or two down the road. But somehow this one eluded me on the job, so I owe a big tip of the hat to […]

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About that Sherman Alexie interview …

Ahh, Sherman Alexie, I had looked forward to your return to The Report, and you didn’t let me down (even though my expectations were sky-high after that first interview). I knew we’d be in for some passionate commentary when he and Stephen started talking about E-books. I was keeping my eye on a number of […]

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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert reading ‘The Story of Ferdinand’

Wonderful!

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Stephen Colbert opens reading weekend for Montclair Public Library Foundation

Yay — I was hoping we’d see a write-up of this back when I heard the rumor that Stephen was involved in the Montclair Public Library Foundation’s Little Read program. And the good folks at NJ.com did one better by adding photos, what fun! From NJ.com: Stephen Colbert helps Montclair kick off reading weekend By […]

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New book about Second City: The Second City Unscripted

Hey Zoners! Yes, it’s me again. I’m enjoying a little “staycation” this week, which is giving me plenty of time to pester everyone catch the Colbert news as it lands in my inbox and get it up on the blog in pretty quick fashion. Thanks to Jennie for bringing this one to my attention: a […]

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“I’d say throw the book at that kid, but he would just read it”

Hey, everyone! Hope you’re all finding ways to survive this break period; it’s been a bit of an adjustment for me, not seeing Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert at eleven each night. One way I’ve been using my extra time is in diving into the weird and wonderful world of books — truth be told, […]

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