Book Review: Flann O’Brien at 100 — An Enduring Comic Genius

December 20, 2011
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There is no way that The Arts Fuse was going to miss celebrating the 100th birthday of one of the greatest satirists of the 20th century — Irish genius Flann O’Brien.

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Fuse Book Review: A Couple of Nihilists Ready for a Piece of the Action

November 26, 2011
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Both of these novels about social corruption should be in every Occupy Wall Street library in the country: inequality is not a matter of fate but the result of an exhausted acquiescence to subterfuge.

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Fuse Theater Review: “Doctor Knock” — Medicine as Flim-Flam Farce

August 18, 2011
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Anyone who has sat through a commercial for one pill or another will recognize and acknowledge the satiric thrust of this enjoyable 1920’s French farce.

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Book Commentary: Thirty Years Ago Stanley Elkin Raised Hell

August 15, 2009
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By Bill Marx The ruckus kicked up by Yale University Press’s refusal to include cartoons offensive to some Muslims in a forthcoming book called “The Cartoons that Shook the World” underlines the ironic difference between offensive words and images. (Perhaps Yale U Press should re-title the censored version of the book “The Cartoons That Only…

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America on Both Sides of the Camera

November 20, 2006
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Perhaps the best way to review this wild satiric film is to get inside the head of Borat, the lead character: Jagshemash! Borat number one in U. S. and A. box office! High Five! Ingredients for make good movie, show racist Americans how stupid they are: find first really smart British/Jewish comedian; add naïve foreigner;…

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