Mar 7, 2014
The ‘Blob Fish’ Isn’t All That Bad
Posted on Sep 23, 2013
The Psychrolutes marcidus was recently deemed the ugliest animal in the world, but there are good reasons behind his unappealing exterior; NPR’s new boss, Paul G. Haaga, is a GOP donor and was a mutual fund industry lobbyist; meanwhile, corporations are using flash mobs for marketing schemes. 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.
In Defense of the Blobfish: Why the “World’s Ugliest Animal” Isn’t as Ugly as You Think It Is
‘Winning the Race to the Bottom’: Obama Moves to Fast-Track the TPP
NPR’s New Boss: Financial Industry Lobbyist, GOP Donor, Right-Wing Think Tank Booster
Guardian Story on Israel and N.S.A. Is Not ‘Surprising’ Enough to Cover
How Corporations Co-opted the ‘Flash Mob’
From ‘Taper Tantrum’ & ‘Token Taper’ to ‘Taper Tomorrow’: Fed Policy in Crisis
String Theory Explained with Bohemian Gravity
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