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Donald Kaufman
Donald Kaufman

Donald Kaufman is an L.A.-based producer, composer and mix engineer. He is also the songwriter and frontman of the band Visceral Design. After...


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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The Spectacle Behind the Gold Mine

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s fight against Manny Pacquiao will be the highest-grossing boxing match in history. The allure? In part, a narrative that pits polar-opposite combatants in a kind of “Rocky” scenario.

Posted on May 1, 2015 READ MORE

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President Obama on Baltimore Uprising: ‘No Excuse for ... Violence’

President Obama addressed the ongoing unrest in Baltimore on Tuesday, admonishing demonstrators for changing the tone of the protests Monday, as he saw it, and characterizing the shift as one toward “senseless violence.”

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 READ MORE

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Homan Square: A ‘Domestic Black Site’ Where U.S. Citizens Are ‘Disappeared’

Think you need to be apprehended overseas by American authorities in order to be held in a “black site”? Think again.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 READ MORE


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Denver Police Beat Unarmed Man, Topple His Pregnant Girlfriend and Delete the Evidence

Officers with the Denver Police Department deleted bystander footage that showed them beating David Flores and knocking his pregnant girlfriend to the ground. Fortunately, the segment was sent to a remote digital storage network known as a cloud, and the horrific event is preserved for all to see.

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

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Rapper Faces Life in Prison Over His Lyrics

San Diego rapper Brandon Duncan, aka Tiny Doo, has no criminal record, yet he is now facing trial on nine counts of participating in “criminal street gang conspiracy.”

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 READ MORE

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Chris Rock on Race, Fox News and ‘Kind of’ Losing Bill Cosby

Chris Rock may be verging on 50, but he’s not showing many signs of mellowing with age—even if he does have to force the odd Uber joke here and there to look relevant.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 READ MORE

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Armor Clad Police Arrest Journalists After Michael Brown Shooting in Ferguson

Riot police dispersed protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday night. Among 16 people arrested were two journalists, Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post.

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 READ MORE

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Donald Kaufman
Donald Kaufman

Donald Kaufman is an L.A.-based producer, composer and mix engineer. He is also the songwriter and frontman of the band Visceral Design. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Kaufman began contributing editorial content to Truthdig. Steeped in the culture of the site and already a seasoned world traveler, Kaufman’s contributions struck a nerve with readers and the Truthdig team invited him to participate on a more formal basis when he’s not composing and performing.


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