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  • 'The New Republic' by Lionel Shriver

    'The New Republic' by Lionel Shriver
    It takes guts to write a satire about terrorism — and Lionel Shriver has guts. She has already published biting novels about the failings of the U.S. healthcare system ("So Much for That") and a school shooter ("We Need to Talk About Kevin")....
  • With new shows in the works, TV is awash in Washington

    With new shows in the works, TV is awash in Washington
    After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun. Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
  • HBO's series 'VEEP' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins production in Maryland

    HBO's series 'VEEP' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins production in Maryland
    "VEEP," the HBO political satire starring Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, started production Monday on location in the Baltimore area, Gov. Martin O'Malley and the cable channel said. The Maryland Film Office estimates that the first season of the series will...
  • From Sun Magazine: First look -- 'VEEP' set visit

    From Sun Magazine: First look -- 'VEEP' set visit
    It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture. But through a series of doors...
  • What critics are saying about Baltimore-made 'VEEP'

    What critics are saying about Baltimore-made 'VEEP'
    From a Sunday magazine cover piece to Page One stories and blogs posts, I feel like I have been writing about the new HBO satire "VEEP" for at least a year. But the series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus  as Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes vice...
  • Jake, Elwood and Huggy, all singing the Euro blues

    Jake, Elwood and Huggy, all singing the Euro blues
    So at the Auditorium Theatre – the 3,929-seat Auditorium Theatre – one currently finds an Australian Elwood Blues, a British Jake Blues and aEuropean cover band, all working, along with a trio of women called the Bluettes, for Dutch producers....
  • A look inside 'The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals'

    A look inside 'The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals'
    -------------------- The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals Edited by Christopher Monks Vintage: 347 pp., $14.95 paper -------------------- Forget the theatrical success of "The Book of Mormon." What about "Palin! The Musical"? You can't help...
  • Review: Martin Amis' biting 'Lionel Asbo' has nowhere to go

     Review: Martin Amis' biting 'Lionel Asbo' has nowhere to go
    -------------------- Lionel Asbo State of England Martin Amis Alfred A. Knopf: 256 pp., $25.95 -------------------- He was born Lionel Pepperdine but changed his name to "Asbo" for England's commonly known Anti-Social Behaviour Order, which targets...
  • Review: David Abrams' 'Fobbit' is an impressive Iraq war satire

     Review: David Abrams' 'Fobbit' is an impressive Iraq war satire
    -------------------- Fobbit A Novel David Abrams Black Cat: 372 pp., $15 paper -------------------- In "Going After Cacciato," Tim O'Brien's brilliantly inventive 1978 novel, the title character seeks to escape the madness of 20th-century warfare...
  • 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...
  • 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...