Closed churches are selling artifacts and furnishings in the U.S. and Europe; graffiti artist Banksy accuses a TV documentary of distortion; and Amazon has finally created the Kindle tablet. These discoveries and more, below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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Let’s Cancel 9/11: Bury the War State’s Blank Check at Sea
Let’s cancel the 10th anniversary ceremonies for 9/11, and everything that goes with them: the solemn reading of the names of the dead, the tolling of bells, the honoring of first responders, the gathering of presidents, the dedication of the new memorial, the moments of silence. The works.
Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real
It’s called simply the “Amazon Kindle.” But it’s not like any Kindle you’ve seen before. It displays content in full color. It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. And it runs Android.