Satire

How Hollywood portrayed the war in Afghanistan

From Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the surrender of Japan, World War II lasted six years (and a day) and has inspired thousands of films and television shows about the conflict. With the war in Afghanistan scheduled for the United States to end before September 11, 2021, the conflict will …

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Hope Mills Mayor’s libel case dismissed on Facebook page

A Superior Court judge dismissed Hope Mills Mayor Jackie Warner’s case against two Cumberland County residents who she alleged had parody on Facebook on their behalf. Warner filed a lawsuit in March alleging Margaret Larson and Michael Smith of Hope Mills and Cumberland Counties, respectively, had the “Jackie Warner, Mayor …

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Satirical Semite: Roman holiday

It was a sunny Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. I met a friend at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, sat at a table reserved by the British American Business Council meeting, and finally left after an excruciating 90 minutes of watching the televised game. Another time was a …

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Apple TV’s Broadway satire is toothless and toothless

“It’s like The Walking Dead is Glee too.” That’s the desperate scream from Josh (Keegan-Michael Key, from the sketch show Key & Peele) as he and his girlfriend Melissa (Cecily Strong from Sa. where the residents often break into singing, and some spectators may share his horror. Oddly enough, Barry …

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A haunting mockumentary about rent in New York

Cheap rents for apartments in New York City usually come at a price: no heating, a windowless bedroom, relentless mold, centuries-old plumbing, mice that make themselves so comfortable that they are named. In a new fictional documentary titled “The Price of Cheap Rent,” an apartment brings with it an inconvenience …

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Scottsdale Theater records “Reefer Madness”

“Reefer Madness” and his tongue planted firmly in his cheek comes to Scottsdale. Inspired by the original 1936 fear film of the same name, “Reefer Madness” is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary that takes a playful look at the hysteria that arises when clean children fall victim to …

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