It's been less than a week since Ann Coulter made her unfortunate remarks to Donny Deutsch on CNBC's "The Big Idea," but the frantic back and forth of blogging, e-mailing, and TV commentary has already somewhat died down. Certainly the din has stilled sufficiently that a few observations can be safely made.
American Israeli writer-actress Iris Bahr says she is fascinated with Russian culture and created Maksimovsrskaya (whose name grows weekly as an inside joke) over the years on stage, on screen and on air. At the invitation of KCRW general manager Ruth Seymour, Bahr has developed her into a regular radio character for "Social Studies," a four-minute rapid-fire satire segment that runs locally on KCRW during NPR's "All Things Considered."
Satirist Charlie Varon has a vision of the Messianic age, and it's, well, crowded: "If everyone who ever lived ends up in Jerusalem, where're you going to put 12 billion people?"