Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 20, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Category Page

First Solar Bread Oven Takes a Bow
Drought Adds to Syria’s Misery




The Divide


Truthdig Bazaar
Appetite for Self-Destruction

Appetite for Self-Destruction

By Steve Knopper
$19.76

more items

 

Interview  |   Book Excerpt  |   Book Feature  |   Book Review  |   Essay  |   Film Review  |   In the News  |   Music  |   Television Review  |   Theater Review

View older articles: « First  <  7 8 9 10 11 >  Last »


Wikimedia Commons: Charles Haynes (CC-BY-SA) / U.S.

Batali vs. the Bankers

Mario Batali, feel the wrath of the 1 percenters. The ginger-haired and orange-shod celebrity chef and owner of fancy New York eateries Babbo and Del Posto caused an uproar among Wall Streeters when he talked about bankers, Hitler and Stalin in the same sentence.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 READ MORE


Advertisement

Square, Category Page


AP / /Matt Sayles

Exile in Oscarville: Ratner’s Slur Shakes Up Oscar Lineup

A bad strain of foot-in-mouth syndrome that apparently favors film directors has struck again. In the spring, we watched Lars von Trier’s ill-conceived Hitler joke get him summarily ejected from the Cannes Film Festival, and now ... (more)

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 READ MORE



Paulina Spencer (CC-BY-ND)

Saving the Rave From Extinction

As cultural epochs go, the rave scene didn’t last very long, and because mix tapes and foam parties don’t translate well to radio replay, a small but important slice of America’s musical history has vanished. Enter concerned ex-ravers who are working to restore those thumpy beats and archive them online.

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons: U.S. Department of Justice / Georges Biard (CC-BY-SA) / U.S.

De Niro to Morph Into Madoff

The spectacular flameout of Bernard Madoff after the big reveal of his fraudulent financial empire played out like Shakespeare for the 21st century, and master actor Robert De Niro was clearly paying attention.

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / Promifotos.de (CC-BY-SA)

The Model and Mutassim Gadhafi

Given what we now know about Moammar Gadhafi’s obscene fortune, it’s not surprising to hear that his son, Mutassim—the one who died on the same day as his father—had lavish spending habits, or that he liked to spread the wealth while courting ... (more)

Posted on Nov 3, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr/ believekevin (CC-BY)

OWS: A Visual Primer

Social movements come with their own unique aesthetics, often drawing raw material from past protest traditions and performances, as well as from the font of plenty that is popular culture, and repurposing it in inventive new ways for the cause at hand. The movement that began with Occupy Wall Street has brought a bounty …  (more)

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 READ MORE


Stone and Parker
AP / Shea Walsh

Report Claims Church of Scientology Went After ‘South Park’ Creators

The Church of Scientology has a storied history of swift and sometimes creative responses to media criticism from traditional ranks—such as print or TV outlets—and now here’s another about the group’s entanglement with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the colorful creators of “South Park,” courtesy of The Village Voice.

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr/ Kevin Krejci (CC-BY)

Google’s Latest Challenger: MC Hammer

The year 1990 is calling with the exciting news that none other than MC Hammer has decided to reinvent himself as a Web entrepreneur. (And we really hope he gives webinars.) This story comes with the unexpected twist that instead of, say, making his distinctive mark in the domain of digital music ... (more)

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr/ luccast85 (CC-BY)

From ‘V’ to OWS: One Mask’s Story

Occupy Wall Street protesters have worn it, as have Anonymous hactivists, chief WikiLeaker Julian Assange and that guy who shared the screen with a shorn Natalie Portman in “V for Vendetta” (that would be Hugo Weaving, who also appears in another cult conspiracy movie, “The Matrix”). But where did the dapper and sinister ... (more)

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 READ MORE



Team Obama’s Creative Crowd-Sourcing Fail

Nice try there, Mr. President. Although he’s gotten some lift before from the resuscitated publishing relic that is Rolling Stone magazine, Jann Wenner’s music rag didn’t give POTUS a pass for a cute idea his promotions team recently cooked up that offered designers the exciting chance ... (more)

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 READ MORE


View older articles: « First  <  7 8 9 10 11 >  Last »

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


 
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Category Page
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.