Tag Archives: The Onion

Has the coverage of Hillary Clinton in The Onion changed since one of her biggest supporters struck a deal to purchase the company?

Inspired by The Onion, I’m working on a new business plan. It only has two steps. STEP ONE: Start a satire company that relentlessly mocks Hillary Clinton. STEP TWO: Sell to Clinton’s biggest supporter. While, as far as I know, no one one The Onion’s editorial staff has talked to the press and confirmed that […]

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Charlie Hebdo, terrorism, and the attempted assassination of political satire

This was Stéphane Charbonnier, better known as Charb. He was a political cartoonist, and the editor-in-chief of the French satire publication Charlie Hebdo. Today, he was murdered in Paris by masked gunmen along with 11 others, including cartoonists Cabu, Wolinski and Tignous. The men who perpetrated the attack have yet to be found, but evidence […]

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My thoughts on movies and books to share with your kids through the age of nine

Two things happened this week that prompted me to write this post. The world celebrated what would have been Roald Dahl’s 97th birthday, and, a day or two later, my friends Murph and Cara welcomed two beautiful little babies into the world. So, as Linette set off in one direction this evening, to arrange for […]

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Shadow Art Fair 2012 (part two)

Sorry I only made it a few hours into my Shadow Art Fair live blog before I had to bail out. You’d think that I’d know better by now, having tried to document these things live on several occasions over the past half dozen years. I always think, “this time, it’ll be different,” but it […]

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The Onion’s Ann Arbor franchise collapses

Word hit the street today that The Onion’s local satellite operation, the Ann Arbor A.V. Club, would be closing up shop, after just three months in business. According to Michigan Radio, Bobby Mitchell, the franchisee running the publication, has said that “lawyers” are involved. As Mitchell has been described in the press as a “lifelong […]

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