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Staff WriterNow that the election is really (really) over, the producers of “Laffing Matterz” can finalize their dinner theater show. The musical comedy revue opens its seventh season tonight in the Abdo New River Room in the Broward Center for the...
Hilariously dark comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (pictured) performs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Manchester Nov. 9. Goldthwait, who burst on the scene in the '80s as a solo comedian with his over-the-top antics and political satire, made his movie debut...
Special to Tribune NewspapersWhen Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" in 1816, she could not have conceived of the cultural landmark it would become. The novel still throws a long shadow across the popular imagination almost two centuries later. Boris Karloff's performance as the...
The masters of the universe in Tom Wolfe's "Back to Blood" don't resemble their counterparts in the writer's other novels. Their voices are louder, their wardrobes are looser, their brows are sweatier and their accents are funnier than the almighty,...
-------------------- Back to Blood A Novel Tom Wolfe Little, Brown: 704 pp., $30 -------------------- About a quarter of the way through Tom Wolfe's new novel, "Back to Blood," pornography addiction specialist Dr. Norman Lewis waits with his nurse...
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It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture. But through a series of doors...
CNNAdd Iran'snews agency to the long list of those hoodwinked by the satire of The Onion. Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency published a story Friday claiming that a Gallup poll found that rural white Americans prefer Iranian President Mahmoud...
For more than two decades after that awful February day in 1989, when Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini asked Muslims everywhere to kill Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam with his novel “The Satanic Verses,” the author was never sure that...
-------------------- Fobbit A Novel David Abrams Black Cat: 372 pp., $15 paper -------------------- In "Going After Cacciato," Tim O'Brien's brilliantly inventive 1978 novel, the title character seeks to escape the madness of 20th-century warfare...
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VarietyIndependent Distribution and Fandango Portobello have agreed to co-release Matteo Garrone's satire "Reality" in the U.K. on Dec. 14. "Reality" won the Grand Prix at Cannes in May. The U.K. deal was announced Wednesday at the Toronto International Film...
A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
VarietyPARIS -- "The Artist" helmer Michel Hazanavicius is to take his first major acting role in "Jacky au royaume des filles" (Jacky in Women's Kingdom), a satirical laffer penned and directed by comicbook artist-turned-helmer Riad Sattouf. "Kingdom" is set...
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