satire

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    May 10, 2014  

    The actors at Brave New Workshop have been writing and performing satire longer than any other theater in the United States. “MN Original” of Twin Cities Public Television takes a look at the pioneering comedic theater with an alumni list that includes Al Franken and Louie Anderson. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2013  

    George Saunders, a former MacArthur Fellow, talks to Jeffrey Brown about his latest collection of stories, "Tenth of December," and his unique voice and approach to capturing contemporary American culture in a compressed, short form. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2011   BY Tom LeGro 

    “The Onion News Network,” a 30-minute, weekly television program, will debut on IFC on Friday. The show comes on the heels of “SportsDome,” which premiered on Comedy Central and satirizes the round-the-clock coverage of sports channels like ESPN.
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  • December 1, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    I’m OK, EuroK? Maybe not. Here’s an Australian parody video of what you might call “EuroK thinking.” It’s making the rounds in Europe at the moment. (The link was sent by a friend in Spain.)

  • December 1, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    I’m OK, EuroK? Maybe not. Here’s an Australian parody video of what you might call “EuroK thinking.” It’s making the rounds in Europe at the moment. (The link was sent by a friend in Spain.)

  • November 17, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    The [Fed's announcement](http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2010/11/fed-slow-growth-disappointing-will-engage-in-second-round-of-quantitiative-easing.html) of another round of so-called “quantitative easing” (QE2) is much in the news. Basically, it’s an announced commitment to create $600 billion dollars or more of new “Federal reserves” – i.e., U.S. dollars – and [pump them … Continue reading