While the real-life Mrs. Robinson, an ultraconservative, “sanctity of marriage” homophobe from Northern Ireland, was shtupping a teenager, our feet were all getting bigger. Confused? Keep reading for clarification—and maybe even a little enlightenment.
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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Feets Too Big?
One high street shoe retailer has seen a marked increase in sales of larger sizes. But are our feet really getting bigger or are we coming round to the idea of “sensible shoes”?
How to Make America More Innovative
Is America no longer the land of innovation? Everyone from tech billionaires to Times columnists is sounding the alarm, and everyone has his own diagnosis of the problem. ...
The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage
Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California’s Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California’s constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.
Fox News’ Shameless Christian Crusade
At Fox News, religion is easy: Christianity is right and good and must be defended from its relentless persecutors, and other faiths are dangerous, inadequate or a joke.
Something Spooky in Obama’s Past?
WMR has learned from a veteran member of the White House press corps that the Obama administration has made it known through White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and other White House communications officials that certain questions posed by the reporters who cover the White House are definitely off-limits.