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Satire (genre)

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  • 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...
  • Letters to the editor

    Put education first Re “Bid to oust Brewer falls apart,” Dec. 3 It was disheartening to read about the bureaucratic machinations surrounding the failed effort to remove Los Angeles Unified Supt. David L. Brewer. My disappointment was...
  • Why so serious?

    Why so serious?
    "Van Gogh" A few weeks ago, Aran S. Graham dined at a Chinese buffet, cracked open a fortune cookie and read: “Your greatest misstep may be the step you don't take.” That fortune is appropriate, as the Miami-born Graham hopes his new solo...
  • Stalin vs. Martians

    Stalin vs. Martians
    What's Hot: Fast game; Minimal controls; Funny in parts What's Not: Looks terrible; Questionable intent; Bad pathfinding Crispy Gamer Says: Fry It "Stalin vs. Martians" is even stranger than its name suggests. Though it looks like real-time strategy,...
  • 'The Family Man' by Elinor Lipman

    The Family Man A Novel Elinor Lipman Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 306 pp., $25 Elinor Lipman's social satire is Larry David without the high-pitched whine. Her novels have the clean, airy lines of P.G. Wodehouse and E.F. Benson. Her irony is not mean,...
  • 'Pop Apocalypse' by Lee Konstantinou

    Pop Apocalypse A Possible Satire Lee Konstantinou Harper Perennial: 292 pp., $13.99 paper It doesn't take a paranoid mind to fret over our state of hyper-marketing. Every Gatorade we buy at Vons, every Bed Bath & Beyond card we've registered for,...
  • 'A Fortunate Age' by Joanna Smith Rakoff

    'A Fortunate Age' by Joanna Smith Rakoff
    A Fortunate Age A Novel Joanna Smith Rakoff Scribner: 402 pp., $26 I've never met Joanna Smith Rakoff, but I would like to. Reading her debut novel, "A Fortunate Age," I became convinced she must be funny, compassionate and observant. I think we would...
  • 'Rhyming Life & Death: A Novel' by Amos Oz

    Rhyming Life & Death A Novel Amos Oz, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 118 pp., $23 Through his fiction and nonfiction the Israeli Amos Oz has been the witty and melancholy recorder of his country's...
  • 'The Golden Calf' by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov

    'The Golden Calf' by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
    The Golden Calf A Novel Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov Translated from the Russian by Konstantin Gurevich and Helen Anderson Open Letter: 336 pp., $15.95 paper From 1928 to 1932, the Soviet Union carried out the first Five Year Plan, initiated the...