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Satire (genre)

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  • “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...
  • Teen playwright says L.A. satire of 'Spider-Man' musical won't lose sting after VIP treatment on Broadway

     
    Teen satirist says seeing `Spider-Man' musical as its director's guest won't soften his L.A. spoof...
  • About (Late) Last Night: Jon Stewart draws real blood during fake news conference [Video]

     
    Jon Stewart cuts hand open during fake news conference....
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • On Theater: Buzz for this vintage satire-modern comedy

    When Thomas Edison electrified America in 1882, he hardly could have known the benefits his invention would have for mankind. And, as it turned out, womankind. South Coast Repertory is presenting an exhilarating example of the latter achievement with...