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Al Feldstein dies at 88; former head of Mad magazine
Al Feldstein dies at 88; former head of Mad magazine

Al Feldstein, whose 28 years at the helm of Mad magazine transformed the satirical publication into a pop culture institution, has died. He was 88. Feldstein died Tuesday at his home in Livingston, Mont., according to the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory. No cause of death was released. In 1956, publisher William M. Gaines put Feldstein in charge of the magazine, which gleefully parodied politicians and mocked traditional morality. Feldstein and Gaines assembled a pool of artists and writers who turned out such enduring features as "Spy vs. Spy," "The Lighter Side of…" and "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions." Building on a character...

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