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  • Satirical knives ready to carve up presidential candidates

    Satirical knives ready to carve up presidential candidates
    I was feeling pretty bad about the state of political satire on TV until I saw Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live" mock Hillary Clinton last week on the eve of the former secretary of state's presidential announcement. Practicing her announcement...
  • 'Sábado Gigante' parodies exposed variety show to broad audience

    'Sábado Gigante' parodies exposed variety show to broad audience
    Even people who never saw "Sabado Gigante" have probably seen a parody of it. The over-the-top Spanish-language variety show -- which broadcaster Univision is shutting down after 53 years -- has been spoofed numerous times throughout its run,...
  • Author Claire Bidwell Smith on life's good, bad and icky

     Author Claire Bidwell Smith on life's good, bad and icky
    Death follows Claire Bidwell Smith around. So does her 3-year-old daughter, Jules. One asks Smith to bring a greater understanding of it into the world. The other asks her to wipe her bottom. Together these two mysterious entities represent the grand...
  • Tavis Smiley remembers his friend Maya Angelou

    Tavis Smiley remembers his friend Maya Angelou
    In 1993, Tavis Smiley was an ambitious yet unworldly former aide to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Maya Angelou was, among other things, a bestselling author and groundbreaking poet who had recently become the first African American and first woman to...
  • Authors Janet Fitch, Cynthia Bond share admiration for each other's work

     Authors Janet Fitch, Cynthia Bond share admiration for each other's work
    Writing is like 'running a marathon with a constantly shifting finish line': Cynthia Bond There are many things Janet Fitch and Cynthia Bond share: The L.A.-based authors both write novels with complicated characters in difficult situations, and Oprah...
  • Manes: Poet, professor, fan of the region brings the heat

    Manes: Poet, professor, fan of the region brings the heat
    This red on the el (Wrigley Field, 2000) all-american boy w/karl & walt in his pocket on the elevated to wrigley. turning to me sez in chicago-nasal I scare people on the el cuz they know I'm a so- cial realist wit' nothin' to do. good...
  • Avon Library Hosts Comic Book Convention On Saturday

    Avon Library Hosts Comic Book Convention On Saturday
    AVON — Comic book fans will congregate at the Avon Free Public Library on Saturday for the library's first-ever AvonCon, a convention devoted to comics and graphic novels. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to people of all ages. It...
  • The Biblioracle: Droning on about efficiency

    Ever since Amazon settled its dispute with Hachette over wholesale prices and distribution, I took my eye off them, but they've been up to some stuff recently that has me thinking I need to be more vigilant. The first bit of news is that, frustrated...
  • AvonCon At Avon Library

    AvonCon At Avon Library
    Avon Library holds its first “AvonCon” on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free all-ages comic convention features workshops and lectures on gaming, graphic novels, women in comic books, Dungeons & Dragons and the DC versus...
  • The thrill of a wide-open race for president

    The thrill of a wide-open race for president
    The 2016 presidential campaign is quickening, with candidates popping up like daffodils. If you're a political junkie, this will be one of those leap years you live for, when no incumbent president is up for re-election. If you're a concerned citizen,...
  • Weekend preview: All the cool bands are here!

    Weekend preview: All the cool bands are here!
    The only thing lacking in the rich parade of live music that will roll across multiple outdoor stages in South Florida this weekend is the catchy, T-shirt-ready name that would put it in the conversation with well-known festivals from Austin to Los...