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Contributing Writer“Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity.” Edited by John Ficarra, c. 2012, Time Home Entertainment, $34.95/$37.95 Canada, 256 pages. There are many things you still wish you had from your childhood. Freedom to...
PolitiCalThe Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive It looks as if at least one Republican is getting ready to take on Gov. Jerry Brown. Conservative Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Hesperia), a vehement...
The Times ran an Op-Ed article on Dec. 28 with the headline "Crayons, pencil, gun: What's missing from the typical kindergartner's backpack? A pistol." The writer, Daniel Akst, was responding to what he considered an absurd suggestion by the National...
While most theater practitioners gravitate from show to show, venue to venue, a few may be found putting in years of artistic labor on behalf of one specific producing organization. Two such individuals are spotlighted this week. The Costa Mesa...
“I'm about to do it for the first time,” chirps goofy Mormon missionary Elder Cunningham. “And I'm gonna do it with a girl!” The young man in a white shirt and tie isn't singing about a lusty encounter, but a holy rite of passage...
This country needs a Swift kick to the behind in 2013 — a Jonathan Swift kick to the behind. Swift, the greatest satirist ever, has been dead for more than 250 years, but he would have great fodder in the United States of America as it stands...
“Crayons, pencil, gun” -- an opinion piece in Friday’s Times -- hit the mark. In his Op-Ed article, Daniel Akst wrote: “For some reason nobody in this country is willing to admit the obvious, which is that the poor helpless kids...
In 2010, before I visited my late father's native village in China's central province of Henan, a friend recommended that I read Yan Lianke's books to prepare for my trip. Yan, one of China's eminent and most controversial novelists and satirists —...
World NowThe aggressive headline advertised the cover article by author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, itself a subject of furious debate over her take on Islam, extremism and free speech. Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who fled an arranged marriage and became a forceful critic of...
L.A. NOWInvisible Children has a new video about African warlord Joseph Kony six months after Jason Russell, one of the group's leaders, had a very public meltdown....
Channel Guide MagazineIt’s almost hard to believe that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has been around as long as it has. In 1984, when the Turtles had their birth in what was intended to be a one-off comic book satirizing popular comic-book tropes of the day,...
Channel Guide MagazineReality Show may be completely fictional, but Adam Rifkin would wager that it contains more truth than an actual, um, reality show. The writer/producer/director/star (no word on whether he did the catering as well) of the eight-part Showtime series ...
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