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Satire (genre)

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  • 'A Very Brady Musical' at Theatre West

    'A Very Brady Musical' at Theatre West
    Don't look for deep meaning in "A Very Brady Musical" at Theatre West. A parody wrapped in a spoof surrounded by a lampoon, this world premiere musical satire is a study in concentrated silliness. That's mostly to the good. The show is based on "The...
  • Off The Shelf: Ben Greenman goes 3-D

    Off The Shelf: Ben Greenman goes 3-D
    I write serious fiction but I also write satire, and about a month ago that's what I thought was doing. I had seen "Avatar" and commercials for 3-D TV, and all of it struck me as funny. Everyone was saying that this new technology was the future. That...
  • '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,...
  • Lizz Winstead brings 'Wake Up World' to Steve Allen Theater

    Lizz Winstead brings 'Wake Up World' to Steve Allen Theater
    Lizz Winstead is on a roll. "I heard Pat Buchanan saying that one of the reasons John McCain lost the election was that Sarah Palin was too pretty. Uh, clearly it was her jarring beauty that cost the Republicans the White House. No doubt people said,...
  • Tuning back in to 'White Noise'

    Tuning back in to 'White Noise'
    Don DeLillo's "White Noise" (Penguin: 336 pp., $16 paper), newly reissued in a 25th anniversary edition with superb jacket art by Michael Cho, is many different types of novel: a campus novel; the soap opera of a hilariously dysfunctional family; a...
  • Long Beach Opera to perform 'The Good Soldier Schweik'

    Long Beach Opera to perform 'The Good Soldier Schweik'
    There are operas whose scores are hummable and whose tunes have worked their way into popular culture. And then there are operas that resist any sort of easy packaging -- operas that are, for lack of a better phrase, musical oddballs. Robert Kurka's "The...
  • '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...
  • 'The Ask: A Novel' by Sam Lipsyte

    'The Ask: A Novel' by Sam Lipsyte
    The Ask A Novel Sam Lipsyte Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 296 pp., $25 According to Santa Fe Institute economist Samuel Bowles, roughly one out of every four Americans is now employed guarding the wealth of the rich. This "guard labor" is loosely defined...
  • From the archives: Sickness, Sex, Scandals

    ATHENS -- It is the winter of the patriarch in a stunned and embittered Greece. The season is surreal. So many crazy things are happening that the bizarre has become almost routine. "The unprecedented events occurring in our country create the impression...