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  • 'Daily Show' tracks down 'notorious warlord': Blago

    'Daily Show' tracks down 'notorious warlord': Blago
    Rod Blagojevich isn't afraid to use his signature line. Illinois' former governor, whose secretly recorded comment that his power to appoint a U.S. senator was "(expletive) golden" became the catchphrase of his first corruption trial last year,...
  • Transcript: Biden orders reporter jailed in closet (satire)

    Transcript: Biden orders reporter jailed in closet (satire)
    Perhaps you saw the report on Drudge about "closet-gate," which broke this weekend, in which staffers for Vice President Joe Biden constrained a Florida journalist to closet during a fundraiser at a wealthy developer's house. But what you haven't...
  • Cartoon spoofs Auburn football pay-for-play scandal

    Cartoon spoofs Auburn football pay-for-play scandal
    The Auburn football pay-for-play scandal may turn college football on its ear and lead to heavy NCAA punishment. But this latest Auburn football scandal will also provide plenty of fodder for satire and humor. Just ask Orlando Sentinel political...
  • "The Ask" by Sam Lipsyte

    "The Ask" by Sam Lipsyte
    "The Ask" By Sam Lipsyte Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 296 pages,$25 It would be an inspired feat of academic guerilla terrorism to sabotage every American College Freshman Summer Reading Program by supplanting the usual earnest offerings with Sam Lipsyte's...
  • 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp says no to Hollywood: 'I don't want to do high-budget films'

     
    NEILL BLOMKAMP INTERVIEW: PART 1 The surprise film of 2009 was "District 9," the $30 million sci-fi tale that was directed by newcomer Neill Blomkamp, the Johannesburg native who celebrated his 30th birthday the month after the movie opened wide.......
  • 'District 9' director Neill Blomkamp's future? Think 'Black Hawk Down' and ... Monty Python?

     
    NEILL BLOMKAMP INTERVIEW: PART 2 Neill Blomkamp established himself as a filmmaker to watch in 2009 with "District 9," a film that wrapped satire, social commentary and gripping action within a sci-fi tale that looked far more expensive than its......
  • ISRAEL: TV airs out political disputes

     
    > If TV is the modern tribal hearth, then the flames are burning a bit high in Israel these days. A recent rash of controversy touches permanently raw nerves and mirrors the fault lines that have come to define society.......
  • ISRAEL: 'Avatar' and the Palestinian blues

     
    "Avatar" may be rocking the box office, but it's rocking the casbah too, getting people to ask who's who with the blues and who exactly are the meanies in Israel. This week, a screening of "Avatar" erupted into a small......
  • Critic's Notebook: Christopher Hawthorne on Unhappy Hipsters and the mystery behind it

     
    So what if the name, for all its alliterative bounce, seems not quite right? And who cares, really, if the quality has ebbed ever so slightly in the last few days? The website Unhappy Hipsters is the most welcome addition to the often self-serious world...
  • Palin, TEA Party, won't 'sit down, shut up'

     
    by Mark Silva Sarah Palin, fresh from an appearance at the TEA Party Convention where she derided President Barack Obama for "the politics of personality,'' insists that the nascent political organization is just fine without a leader. "It's much bigger.....
  • Sarah Palin vs. Family Guy and Emanuel

     
    by Mark Silva There's a certain circularity to this little spat: It revolves around a FOX universe, where a cartoon program that knows few boundaries featured the character Chris on Sunday falling for a girl with Down syndrome. When he......