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Kasia Anderson
Kasia Anderson
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Kasia Anderson is an assistant editor at Truthdig.  After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1997 with a degree in English literature and sociology, she worked as a Web journalist in San Francisco until 2000, when she swapped coasts to write for the New York Daily News as an entertainment reporter.  She has also written freelance pieces for Salon.com and the Orlando Sentinel, among other publications. In 2003, she returned to California to attend USC’s Annenberg School for Communication, from which she has earned her Master’s degree and is currently working toward her Ph.D. with a dissertation about celebrity and politics.

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Arts and Culture : Film Review

Lions for Lambs
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Purpose and Predictability

“Lions for Lambs” is certainly an ambitious movie. It features an ambitious starring lineup, and it plays on ambitious and timely themes: America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, post-9/11 media complacency and individual responsibility in morally ambiguous situations.  Too bad it’s just not a very good movie.

Posted on Nov 5, 2007 READ MORE


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Kucinich and Clinton
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Kucinich Calls Out Clinton’s Nuclear Blunder

In what may have been one of the most controversial (and contradictory) missteps made yet in this pre-election season, Hillary Clinton refused, however ambiguously, to rule out using nuclear weapons to combat terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Though the media at large barely registered her comment, it wasn’t lost on Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who takes Clinton to task in an exclusive interview with Truthdig.

Posted on Aug 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Gore Vidal
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Sun Shines Again on Chez Vidal

Those readers who have followed the saga of Gore Vidal’s bid to harness the sun may be heartened to hear that the esteemed author has emerged victorious in his green-minded mission: Vidal’s solar system is back in working order.  Here, he offers a wry retort to counter his detractors, along with a spirited response to a recent New York Times report about solar power that left him quite cold, it would seem.

Posted on Jul 28, 2007 READ MORE


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Flynt to Capitol Hill Hypocrites:  ‘Payback’s a Bitch’

Watch out, philandering politicos:  Larry Flynt is hot on your heels.  The Hustler impresario is as tenacious as an irate pit bull in his latest crusade to expose hypocrisy on Capitol Hill, and his efforts have already borne fruit in the form of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter’s confession that he patronized “D.C. Madam” Debra Jean Palfrey’s escort service in 2001—and, according to Flynt, that exposé may well be just one of many to come.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007 READ MORE


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Harnessing the Sun Leaves Vidal in the Dark

Powering his home with solar energy sounded like an enlightened idea to Gore Vidal, but after several exasperating rounds of “routine” inspections and unexpected blackouts, it seems that even Southern California’s most abundant natural resource can be caught up in red tape.

Posted on Jul 2, 2007 READ MORE


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yanar
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Iraqi Women the Worse for War

Remember those photos of Iraqi women triumphantly raising freshly inked fingers for Western cameras after voting in their new “democracy”?  They were presented to the world by the U.S. government as an indication of a policy that would liberate Iraqi women and men.  Well, it didn’t quite work out that way, according to Iraqi women’s rights activist Yanar Mohammed, who says that the “myth of democracy has killed already half a million Iraqis.”

Posted on May 18, 2007 READ MORE


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Ramadi Blast Details Diverge

The proliferation of conflicting, even contradictory, media accounts of Tuesday’s explosion in Ramadi is reaching head-spinning proportions.  The mystery deepened Wednesday, a full day after the BBC and other news outlets originally reported that 18 children were killed and 20 others injured by a car bomb as they gathered to play football in the western Iraqi city.

Posted on Feb 28, 2007 READ MORE


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