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The Takeaway

PEN & Charlie Hebdo: Honoring Courage or Hostility?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The PEN American Center will be honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award at it gala tonight, a controversial decision.

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Studio 360

How Not to Make a Comedy about Native Americans

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Native American actors walked off the set of the latest Adam Sandler movie, offended by racist jokes. How could Sandler have handled the situation differently?

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Studio 360

Paul Beatty Doesn’t Care If You’re Offended

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Paul Beatty’s new novel, "The Sellout," is a scathing take on race and self-righteousness in America today. And it might be the funniest book you read all year.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Daring to Offend

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Talking about race is fraught these days, so it took guts for Paul Beatty to write his novel "The Sellout." It's a satire about a young black man who winds up on trial at the Supreme Court. And along the way, he enslaves an old friend and re-segregates the local high school.

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The Takeaway

Congressman Steve Israel on Satire, Politics & Fighting Terrorism

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How do we keep terror and the American response to terror in line? The answer to both is satire.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Jon Stewart

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jon Stewart recently announced that he's stepping down from his role as host of "The Daily Show."  So we're revisiting our 2004 conversation with him and our conversation with Bill Clinton's joke writer Mark Katz.

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WNYC News

Upper West Side Bookstore Finds Eager Buyers for Charlie Hebdo

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Book Culture quickly sold all 100 of its copies of the French satirical publication's most recent edition.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 09, 2015

Political cartoonists, Haruki Murakami, Nicolas Cage, and emojis win the internet this week. 
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WNYC News

The Inflammatory Art of Cartoons

Friday, January 09, 2015

Art Critic Deborah Solomon explains why the caricatures in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo can be so hard to take and how they relate to the new art show by filmmaker John Waters.

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On The Media

Charlie Hebdo's Raison D'Etre

Friday, January 09, 2015

Prominent French media critic Daniel Schneidermann on the Charlie Hebdo attack and the legacy of the paper's boundary-pushing cartoons. 

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On The Media

"Monty Python But 50 Times As Rude"

Friday, January 09, 2015

On the rich tradition of cartoons in French culture, satirical and otherwise, as well as the unique reputation of Charlie Hebdo.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Long Island Congressman, Satirical Novelist

Monday, January 05, 2015

Rep. Steve Israel of New York's 3rd District, which includes a sliver of Queens, just published his first novel, a dark satirical take on the Global War on Terror.

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Studio 360

10 Things You Had To See Online This Year

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

There were good things happening on the internet in 2014, from ClickHole to Kermit to a great new podcast called Serial. 
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On The Media

Facebook Attempts to Teach Its Users To Recognize Satire - With A "Satire" Tag

Monday, August 18, 2014

The old "The-Onion-being-mistaken-as-real-news" rubric is now so common at this point as to be mundane. In fact, the website "literally unbelievable" exists solely catalog unsuspecting Facebookers falling for The Onion's headlines. And The Onion is no longer the only site that traffics in parody that gets passed off as real news, it's just the best known, and most clearly satirical. Sites like The Daily Currant and The National Report - both less clearly satire and significantly less funny than The Onion - regularly get picked up as real news as well. Facebook is running a test on some users where it attempts to more clearly demarcate articles from The Onion as satire

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The Takeaway

A Different Kind of Senate Candidate

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gil Fulbright may have is very own campaign bus, but Gil won’t be featured on the ballot come November, because he’s not even a real person. He’s a satirical character, a product of the bi-partisan organization Represent.Us, designed to highlight the corrupting influence of big money in politics.

 

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On The Media

Silliness and Moral Indignation

Friday, July 25, 2014

Brooke examines how comedians like Jon Stewart, John Oliver, and Stephen Colbert make us laugh by combining silliness and moral indignation.  

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On The Media

The Most Popular Satire Show in Israel

Friday, July 25, 2014

It’s been a violent, sad week. Sometimes the only way to wring anything positive out of it all is through the transformative power of comedy. Brooke talks with Sharon Taicher, a writer at Eretz Nehederet, a satire show watched by 1 out of 8 Israelis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Armando Iannucci Takes Down DC

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

 Armando Iannucci, political satirist and creator of "Veep", "The Thick of It", and "In the Loop", discusses the new season of Veep, how he lampoons DC culture, and why he loves profanity so much.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In The Thick Of It

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Aneesh Chopra, the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer, talks about innovation in federal government and what we can learn from healthcare.gov. Plus: Mary Beth Kelly of Familes for Safe Streets on how to reduce traffic fatalities. We’ll hear from WNYC’s team leaders on the Clock Your Sleep project. Plus: Armando Iannucci, creator of “Veep” and “The Thick Of It”, on satire of government.

The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio's Inner Circle

Monday, March 24, 2014

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, discusses the headlines in local news - including the annual Inner Circle show from this past weekend, which has been satirizing City Hall since 1923.

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