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Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Pakistan’s Twitter shutdown linked to ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’ content

Pakistan shuts down Twitter on Sunday, apparently in response to “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day content

By Michael Cavna  |  10:04 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Village Voice: Church of Scientology probed ‘South Park’ creators

By Michael Cavna  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/02/2011

From ‘South Park’ to stage: ‘BOOK OF MORMON’ creators talk about taking Broadway

By Michael Cavna  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/16/2010

The Riff: 'SOUTH PARK' is sued over video -- but what-what does this mean for parody?

(Comedy Central / Viacom) Comic Riffs speaks not at all as a legal eagle and entirely as an occasional fine-feathered parodist when we say: How in the name of Butters does Brownmark Films -- aka the makers of 2007's...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/02/2010

DRAWING MUHAMMAD: Molly Norris and Zachary Chesser, six months after 'South Park'

The original of this Molly Norris illustration was auctioned off last week in Northwest Washington. It's quite the twist to consider now, but several years ago, Zachary Chesser and Molly Norris might have been equally likely to send a fan...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/23/2010

The Riff: From 'SOUTH PARK' to 'POOCH CAFE': When a sense of plagiarism plagues comedy

"Cheating on a quiz show. It's like plagiarizing a comic strip." -- Paul Scofield, portraying Mark Van Doren in the 1994 film "Quiz Show" One of the most challenging things to accomplish as a creator is coming up with...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Alleged 'South Park' jihadist blogger arrested in terror case

Zachary Adam Chesser, the 20-year-old Virginia man who earlier this year allegedly posted controversial blog entries about the creators of TV's "South Park," was arrested Wednesday on charges of providing material support to a Somali extremist group linked to...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:19 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/21/2010

THE RIFF: A day after 'Draw Muhammad,' the political cartoon gets a powerful reminder

The power of the cartoon remains. The ability of a single sketched image to provoke, prompt, incite, summon or inflame -- a virility and virality sometimes questioned in a new-media age -- is intact. Whether deemed to have been...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Pakistan blocks Facebook in response to 'Everybody Draw Muhammad Day' pages [UPDATED]

When is a cartoon not "just" a cartoon? Well, perhaps when an entire nation decides to ban its citizens' access to Facebook over a page spawned by an illustration. An illustration that, in turn, was created to support an...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)