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Satire (genre)

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  • Letters to the editor

    Put education first Re “Bid to oust Brewer falls apart,” Dec. 3 It was disheartening to read about the bureaucratic machinations surrounding the failed effort to remove Los Angeles Unified Supt. David L. Brewer. My disappointment was...
  • Stalin vs. Martians

    Stalin vs. Martians
    What's Hot: Fast game; Minimal controls; Funny in parts What's Not: Looks terrible; Questionable intent; Bad pathfinding Crispy Gamer Says: Fry It "Stalin vs. Martians" is even stranger than its name suggests. Though it looks like real-time strategy,...
  • 'The Family Man' by Elinor Lipman

    The Family Man A Novel Elinor Lipman Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 306 pp., $25 Elinor Lipman's social satire is Larry David without the high-pitched whine. Her novels have the clean, airy lines of P.G. Wodehouse and E.F. Benson. Her irony is not mean,...
  • 'Pop Apocalypse' by Lee Konstantinou

    Pop Apocalypse A Possible Satire Lee Konstantinou Harper Perennial: 292 pp., $13.99 paper It doesn't take a paranoid mind to fret over our state of hyper-marketing. Every Gatorade we buy at Vons, every Bed Bath & Beyond card we've registered for,...
  • 'A Fortunate Age' by Joanna Smith Rakoff

    'A Fortunate Age' by Joanna Smith Rakoff
    A Fortunate Age A Novel Joanna Smith Rakoff Scribner: 402 pp., $26 I've never met Joanna Smith Rakoff, but I would like to. Reading her debut novel, "A Fortunate Age," I became convinced she must be funny, compassionate and observant. I think we would...
  • 'Rhyming Life & Death: A Novel' by Amos Oz

    Rhyming Life & Death A Novel Amos Oz, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 118 pp., $23 Through his fiction and nonfiction the Israeli Amos Oz has been the witty and melancholy recorder of his country's...
  • 'The Golden Calf' by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov

    'The Golden Calf' by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
    The Golden Calf A Novel Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov Translated from the Russian by Konstantin Gurevich and Helen Anderson Open Letter: 336 pp., $15.95 paper From 1928 to 1932, the Soviet Union carried out the first Five Year Plan, initiated the...
  • Lizz Winstead brings 'Wake Up World' to Steve Allen Theater

    Lizz Winstead brings 'Wake Up World' to Steve Allen Theater
    Lizz Winstead is on a roll. "I heard Pat Buchanan saying that one of the reasons John McCain lost the election was that Sarah Palin was too pretty. Uh, clearly it was her jarring beauty that cost the Republicans the White House. No doubt people said,...
  • Tuning back in to 'White Noise'

    Tuning back in to 'White Noise'
    Don DeLillo's "White Noise" (Penguin: 336 pp., $16 paper), newly reissued in a 25th anniversary edition with superb jacket art by Michael Cho, is many different types of novel: a campus novel; the soap opera of a hilariously dysfunctional family; a...
  • Long Beach Opera to perform 'The Good Soldier Schweik'

    Long Beach Opera to perform 'The Good Soldier Schweik'
    There are operas whose scores are hummable and whose tunes have worked their way into popular culture. And then there are operas that resist any sort of easy packaging -- operas that are, for lack of a better phrase, musical oddballs. Robert Kurka's "The...
  • On Theater: Buzz for this vintage satire-modern comedy

    When Thomas Edison electrified America in 1882, he hardly could have known the benefits his invention would have for mankind. And, as it turned out, womankind. South Coast Repertory is presenting an exhilarating example of the latter achievement with...