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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/08/2012

RIP, MAURICE SENDAK: Appreciating the man behind the creative rumpus

Beloved children’s author/illustrator Maurice Sendak dies at 83.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maurice sendak, in the night kitchen, where the wild things are

Posted at 09:52 PM ET, 03/13/2011

‘SNL’ spoofs ‘Spider-Man’s’ Julie Taymor: Video Clip of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  09:52 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comic riffs, spider-man: turn off the dark, julie taymor, saturday night live

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/16/2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 'SNL' renders garments to spoof 'The Cape'

Last weekend, NBC's superhero drama "The Cape" -- in which the cliched "honest cop" Vince Faraday (David Lyons) becomes the titular masked crusader, fighting crime in Palm City -- debuted to mixed reviews and nearly 9-million viewers. This weekend,...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Video Shelf | Tags:  Saturday Night Live, The Cape

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/29/2010

THE RIFF: Is 'SNL' talent blazing a trail for the future of newspaper comics?

Just how far will fans of comics and comedy go to bask in a sense of nostalgia? Michael Arndt, screenwriter of the record-setting "Toy Story 3," recently told Comic Riffs that his film's toy characters -- like the recently...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Riffs, The Riffs, The Riffs | Tags:  Beyond the Comics, Fred Wolf, Kirk Thatcher, Michael Arndt, SFGate.com, Saturday Night Live, SeattlePI.com, The Muppets, Toy Story 3

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/27/2010

'TOY STORY 3' repeats as the weekend's box office champ [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The CGI toys who watch their boy owner grow up beat the grownups who act like boys this weekend at the domestic box office. "Toy Story 3" grossed $59-million to stay No.-1, one week after it debuted with...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Disney Pixar, Michael Arndt, Night & Day, Toy Story 3

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 03/03/2010

'OBAMA' VIDEO: When 'SNL' presidents unite...

THE META-POST: When "SNL" presidents stage a comedy summit... Because Comic Riffs often traffics in political humor -- and writes fairly regularly about the art of satire -- we offer this meta-post from Will Ferrell and the rest of...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:05 PM ET, 03/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  FunnyorDie.com, Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell, political satire