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  • 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...
  • Reviews: Frankenstein and Dracula cast their shadows in new books

     Reviews: Frankenstein and Dracula cast their shadows in new books
    When Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" in 1816, she could not have conceived of the cultural landmark it would become. The novel still throws a long shadow across the popular imagination almost two centuries later. Boris Karloff's performance as the...
  • 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...
  • Tom Wolfe skims the surfaces of 'Back to Blood'

    -------------------- Back to Blood A Novel Tom Wolfe Little, Brown: 704 pp., $30 -------------------- About a quarter of the way through Tom Wolfe's new novel, "Back to Blood," pornography addiction specialist Dr. Norman Lewis waits with his nurse...
  • 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,...
  • On Theater: Musical spoof plays well in Newport

    On Theater: Musical spoof plays well in Newport
    The popularity of musical theater in the middle part of the past century brought with it a few gentle spoofs of the genre — "Little Mary Sunshine" and "Dames at Sea" among the most notable. The satirical art also flowered in England, where...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • Faithful reading of hit 'Book of Mormon'

    “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...