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  • American Cinematheque to Fete Stan Freberg on Nov. 2

    Stan Freberg's eclectic career in TV, radio, film and advertising will be in the spotlight Nov. 2 when Harry Shearer hosts a 70th anniversary tribute to the versatile humorist.
  • 'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl

    'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl
    Few corners of the Earth have been safe from the cultural reach of “The Simpsons.” From Pakistan to Sweden to China, the American family that perhaps put the most fun into dysfunctional has delighted audiences - and confounded network and...

    Word Crimes

     
    I like to think that I could have been another Weird Al Yankovic if life had turned out a little differently. I've been writing song parodies since I was a kid, when I used them to make fun of my...

    A Word, Please: Taking a look at Yankovic's 'Word Crimes'

    When I was a kid, I fancied myself a musical-parody artist. Most of the spoof lyrics I created for popular songs are lost to the ages, and the stuff I remember I'll spare you due to its heavy emphasis on flatulence ("Heart of Glass," indeed). But the...

    Weird Al Yankovic fears conspiracies in his new Lorde parody, 'Foil'

    Weird Al Yankovic fears conspiracies in his new Lorde parody, 'Foil'
    Weird Al Yankovic is not only winning the Internet this week, he's doing so in Germany-vs-Brazil like fashion. As part of the rollout to his new masterpiece "Mandatory Fun," the king of music parodies has been unveiling a video per day, and so far he...