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About The Satirist

Since 1999, millions of readers and web crawlers have read The Satirist online at

The Satirist  features original works of satire, parody, and “fake news”, fiction and poems, as well as book reviews, movie reviews and essays.

Articles in “The Satirist” are referenced in books, academic journals, and online publications, including The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Learning Channel, Grantland, Wikipedia, and the National Review, among many others.

The Satirist is now widely used as an educational resource as assigned and recommended reading material by high schools and universities in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, and other countries for its classic satire, literary criticism, fiction, essays, and film reviews.

Satirical news, imaginary criticism, and genuine criticism co-exist on the website. However, these should be easy enough to distinguish. “Imaginary review” is usually used to distinguish reviews of imaginary works from the numerous reviews of actual books or movies.

The Satirist wishes it were The New Yorker, aspiring to lofty heights of wit, sophistication and perspicacity. Instead, The Satirist produces fake news (as popularized by  The Onion), book reviews, movie reviews, and the occasional major (or at least long) piece of satire.

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Editor / Head Writer: Dan Geddes
Contributing Editor: Eric Bourland
Submissions, Photography, and additional graphics: Andrew Geddes
Graphics and illustrations: Fred Schellart

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Thus, the URL (web address) of each article indicates whether it is satirical or not.

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