While I am frustrated by the divisions in present-day American society, and the terrible erosion of democratic norms in Washington, I can’t let that affect my progress in my level 3 improv class. I believe that comedy transcends politics—especially my comedy, which is really improving, my teacher says.
A new short from The Simpsons spoofs the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency and also makes me wonder if we’re beyond using satire as a tool against this idiot.
The White House sends out a daily newsletter—aptly called the “Daily 1600"—meant to serve as a kind of “The Skimm,” for people who want all their news Trump-approved. On Friday, that newsletter enthusiastically cited a piece of satire.
On Friday, StarWipe announced that it would officially be shutting down operations after less than a year of existence. The website, which is owned by The Onion, was intended to be a satirical take on celebrity gossip sites.
A judge dismissed a suit this week from Nebraska inmate Stephen Cavanaugh, who sought religious accommodations from prison officials in order to properly worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster, deity of the Pastafarian faith.
Are you mourning the loss of Marco Rubio, America’s favorite and first android presidential hopeful in the GOP primary? I am, guys. So hard. My rainbow heart is bleeding tiny elephants.
In honor of Ted Cruz’s unexpected victory in Oklahoma and his very expected win in Texas, here are the following scenarios in which I would 100 percent vote for Ted Cruz, no questions asked.
Republican presidential candidates love love love referencing their wives, their “proudest accomplishments,” and “best friends” in an effort to convince the public that they must be real, likable people (not boring corporate lizards) because they got someone to agree to move in.
What happens when Reddit encounters something that satirizes that hallmark of the lady Internet, a personal essay about one’s parenting decisions? Confusion and arguments about circumcision, of course.
Tina Fey and Conan O'Brien spoke out in defense of parody and free speech, following a horrifying terrorist attack on a satire publication in France.
If you're tired of having to explain over and over to clueless relatives things like "no, President Obama didn't really run over Jimmy Carter last night, that's a piece from The Onion. It's a satire site," there's hope. Facebook is reportedly testing a "satire" button to clarify what's real and fake news.
At the end of last year, Robin Thicke took a lot of heat for both the lyrics of his song, "Blurred Lines," and the accompanying video. The latter is a transparent instance of a very common strategy for making men look cool: surround them with beautiful and preferably naked women.
YouTube is stuffed to the gills with makeup tutorials, but they're all sort of the same, aren't they? Usually, they feature makeup. Not so with Lucy Cottrell's makeup tutorial satire, which reveals a great secret for looking 10 years younger: smear your face with random crap and cry until people are convinced…
Anyone who's ever lived under the same roof with a teenaged boy is familiar with some of the more...awkward facets of that experience. Puberty's hard on everyone, even the bystanders. Which is perhaps why this Amazon review of Kleenex tissues—titled "a mother's struggle"—is currently going viral on Twitter.
Life in Ikea is impossible. Truer words.
Environmental Protection Agency warehouse workers — who are employed by a private contractor, Apex — have recently come under fire for using taxpayer money in order to secretly construct a huge "man cave" in the agency's Washington, D.C. headquarters. According to the New York Daily News, the "man cave" contained the…
Just in time for summer wedding/funeral/hot-dog-eating-contest/hot-dog-themed funeral/funeral-themed wedding season, our gal Beyonce has "curated" a collection of dresses and accessories over at Rent the Runway. (That sound you hear is a bunch of curatorial studies grad students wailing into the ether.) So, in case…
Yay for our foremothers (is that a word?) Alice Duer Miller! This baller piece of old-school Americana comes via @iRevolt. My favorite: "Because if men should adopt peaceable methods women will no longer look up to them." Zing.
In January, Hillary Clinton will be stepping down as President Obama's Secretary of State, and rumors are already swirling over who will replace her. Among the maybe-candidates are Massachusetts Senator ex-Presidential nominee John Kerry and former Utah Governor, ambassador to China, and…
Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger* created a fucking great piece of feminist satire this week. For their "Men Who Rock!" issue (compiled by Emily Nokes and Bree McKenna of DIY-feminist-pop-punk-rock-whatever band TacocaT), they parodied Rolling Stone's annual lady-rock issue with nudie cheesecake photos and…