Dec 4, 2013
Karl Marx on a Credit Card: Priceless
Posted on Jun 27, 2012
Many East Germans are choosing credit cards with an image of a Karl Marx bust staring at the MasterCard logo; Urban Outfitters, owned by a right-wing conservative, is selling Mitt Romney merchandise to irony-thirsty hipsters; meanwhile, the political pressure Latinos placed on Obama is finally paying off. 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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Karl Marx Credit Cards Prove a Hit in Eastern Germany
It Couldn’t Happen Here, It Does Happen There
The Library of Utopia
The rise of the gay superhero
How Urban Outfitters Peddles Ironic Conservatism, Hipster Racism and Other Terrible Values
You for Sale: Mapping, and Sharing, the Consumer Genome
The imperatives of political pressure
‘Officials say’ journalism
Does Reading Really Set Women Free?
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