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Interview: ‘Daily Show’ correspondents talk about good satire during Election 2016

At the head of Comedy Centrals’ “The Daily Show” is Trevor Noah, but unless you’re a hardcore viewer, you may not know all that much about the rest of the team — the correspondents, who often take on names like Senior Caucasian Correspondent and Senior Antiquities Correspondent. Juxtaposing the host’s deadpan presentation of the show’s satirical…

AATP boldly produces satirical “Ching Chong Chinaman”

“Ching Chong Chinaman” — the title is shocking, invoking a pejorative term used towards Asians. The play is meant to be controversial, to make a statement. Directed by Saya Jenks ’16, the Asian American Theater Project’s (AATP) brave production of Lauren Yee’s play in Roble Dorm Theater this past weekend had many entertaining moments, but the production doesn’t quite make it clear what statement it wants to make or what story it wants to tell about race relations.

Writer-director Justin Simien talks “Dear White People,” his filmmaking process, and the performance of identity

Writer-director Justin Simien’s first feature, the brilliant and hilarious satire “Dear White People,” opens in The Bay Area on Friday. After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Simien has been making the rounds on the US film festival circuit where the…