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  • Versed in Hiding

    Versed in Hiding
    For more than two decades after that awful February day in 1989, when Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini asked Muslims everywhere to kill Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam with his novel “The Satanic Verses,” the author was never sure that...
  • Iran's news agency portrays satirical Onion story as its own

    Iran's news agency portrays satirical Onion story as its own
    Add Iran'snews agency to the long list of those hoodwinked by the satire of The Onion. Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency published a story Friday claiming that a Gallup poll found that rural white Americans prefer Iranian President Mahmoud...
  • American Chronicler Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86

    American Chronicler Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86
    LOS ANGELES -- Gore Vidal, the eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86. Vidal died at his Los Angeles home Tuesday evening of complications from...
  • On Theater: 'Ruthless' a murderous satiric delight in Laguna

    On Theater: 'Ruthless' a murderous satiric delight in Laguna
    It's not exactly true that "Ruthless," the current production at Laguna Beach's No Square Theatre, is the musical version of "The Bad Seed," but there are enough references to that play to cause eyebrow raising among the most casual theatergoers. For...
  • On Theater: Two give all to local theaters

    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...
  • Next Up at the Yale Rep: Stones in His Pockets

    Next Up at the Yale Rep: Stones in His Pockets
    The next Yale Repertory Theater show, beginning previews Thursday, January 25 and having its opening night on January 31, is Stones in His Pockets. The show plays through Feb. 16. (These are the correct dates, changed from an earlier version of this...
  • Yan Lianke satirizes contemporary China

    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 —...
  • Satire and Supper - Laffing Matterz dinner theater opens season seven

    Satire and Supper - Laffing Matterz dinner theater opens season seven
    Now that the election is really (really) over, the producers of “Laffing Matterz” can finalize their dinner theater show. The musical comedy revue opens its seventh season tonight in the Abdo New River Room in the Broward Center for the...
  • Binders full of punch lines

    Binders full of punch lines
    Now that the election is really (really) over, the producers of Laffing Matterz can finalize their dinner-theater show. The revue opens its seventh season Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with...
  • Review: Tom Wolfe's 'Back to Blood'

    Review: Tom Wolfe's 'Back to Blood'
    The masters of the universe in Tom Wolfe's "Back to Blood" don't resemble their counterparts in the writer's other novels. Their voices are louder, their wardrobes are looser, their brows are sweatier and their accents are funnier than the almighty,...
  • Bobcat Goldthwait Performing at Funny Bone Comedy Club in Manchester Nov. 9-11

    Bobcat Goldthwait Performing at Funny Bone Comedy Club in Manchester Nov. 9-11
    Hilariously dark comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (pictured) performs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Manchester Nov. 9. Goldthwait, who burst on the scene in the '80s as a solo comedian with his over-the-top antics and political satire, made his movie debut...