The trouble with “tweet seats,” Andrew Sullivan explains to the president why gays are hollering at him, and why a gutless YouTube is stifling free expression—and comedy.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that 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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So what if the iPad hasn’t launched in China yet …
It often happens that small factories set themselves up next to big company productions. And funnily enough these small factories produce exactly the same product as the one next to them and then sell them on the Chinese market.
Goldman Plays, We Pay
The story of the financial debacle will end the way it began, with the super-hustlers from Goldman Sachs at the center of the action and profiting wildly.
Andrew Sullivan tells Obama why the gays were hollering at him
Because, Mr President, it is not enough to be “supportive” of ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” When you have the presidency and your party controls both Houses of Congress, it’s a matter of having the political will to end it. Not all gay people are HRC-fundraisers. Some are even risking their lives every day for this country, in uniform, only to be treated like second class human beings and citizens by their own government.
Playhouse decides against ‘tweet seats’
West Yorkshire Playhouse has decided against letting patrons use internet message service Twitter on their mobile phones at the back of the auditorium during some performances.