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Satire (genre)

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  • 'The Dictator' offers iron-fisted, ham-handed laughs, critics say

     
    In "The Dictator," Sacha Baron Cohen combines his knack for absurd characters with the grand comedic tradition of skewering despotism on the big screen. Critics agree that the film is funny and vulgar; whether the combination truly works depends on whom...
  • South Africa President Zuma sues over painting depicting him unzipped

     
    South Africa's President Zuma sues over painting depicting him unzipped: A painting by a white Cape Town artist, Brett Murray, depicting South African President Jacob Zuma as Soviet leader Lenin -- but with his genitals exposed -- has caused a storm of...
  • Cannes 2012: Sony Pictures Classics picks up Gael Garcia Bernal's 'No'

     
    Sony Pictures Classics announced at the Cannes Film Festival that it had acquired North American rights to the buzz dramedy "No."...
  • Late Night: Jon Stewart clarifies his support for 'socialism'

     
    According to Jon Stewart, "A socialist is someone who wants to spend government money on things you don’t like."...
  • Cartoon Network brings “Black Dynamite” animated series to Adult Swim

     
    By Matthew Grimm Cartoon Network’s late-night Adult Swim block goes into lulls where it seems to bide its time between cool new ‘toons, over-hyped one-season wonders and new seasons of its stately franchises (still waiting on Season 5 of One...
  • Raptors for Jesus

     
    By Megan Crepeau Nope, it's not the Pitchfork festival's hottest breakout star, it's a real, live Super PAC: Back in April, Stephen Colbert announced a new form of campaign finance reform satire -- DIY mockery of the Super PAC system.......
  • #MuslimRage met with Muslim satire

     
    The aggressive headline advertised the cover article by author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, itself a subject of furious debate over her take on Islam, extremism and free speech. Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who fled an arranged marriage and became a forceful critic of...
  • 'Kony 2012' makers launch new video aimed at African warlord

     
    Invisible Children has a new video about African warlord Joseph Kony six months after Jason Russell, one of the group's leaders, had a very public meltdown....
  • Hobbit or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Sean Astin is all in

     
    It’s almost hard to believe that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has been around as long as it has. In 1984, when the Turtles had their birth in what was intended to be a one-off comic book satirizing popular comic-book tropes of the day,...
  • “Reality Show” brings Adam Rifkin’s dark, satirical vision to Showtime

     
    Reality Show may be completely fictional, but Adam Rifkin would wager that it contains more truth than an actual, um, reality show. The writer/producer/director/star (no word on whether he did the catering as well) of the eight-part Showtime series &#...
  • Tim Donnelly exploring run for California governor

     
    The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive It looks as if at least one Republican is getting ready to take on Gov. Jerry Brown. Conservative Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Hesperia), a vehement...