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The science of satire and lies: Watching Colbert can fight right-wing brain rot
Satire viewers enjoy using their reflective cognitive abilities, which are effortful, typically deliberative and require working memory, over intuitive cognitive abilities, which don't require higher order cognition. When I spoke with Pennycook about ...


'The Sparsholt Affair' Finds Truth Somewhere Between Satire And ...
One of the most frequently hailed signs of social progress in the last 50 years is the growing acceptance and mainstreaming of homosexuality in the Western world. No novelist has chronicled this salubrious sea change in cultural attitudes more ...
'The Sparsholt Affair' Finds Truth Somewhere Between Satire And SentimentWEAA

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Sacramento Bee

No, Gov. Brown isn't invoking Sharia law via 'Arabic numbers.' Satiric photo fools some
Sacramento Bee
This week in the world of fake news, a recent satiric post criticizing California Gov. Jerry Brown for passing a fictional law made some readers laugh, angered others, and likely prompted some people to brush up on their math lingo. Spreading quickly ...

Washington Post

From Selina to Stalin: The man behind 'Veep' talks satire and cynicism
Washington Post
Armando Iannucci likes to tell a story that may explain his take on politics: When the filmmaker's father was a teenager in Mussolini's Italy, he wrote for an anti-fascist newspaper, going on to fight, as a partisan, against “il Duce” and Hitler during ...
'Death of Stalin' a funny, pointed political satire - by anita-katz ...San Francisco Examiner
Review: The Death of Stalin is a blackly hilarious satireThe Globe and Mail
The Death of Stalin film review: masterful political satire is one for the agesDaily Review
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