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Kasia Anderson
Kasia Anderson
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Kasia Anderson is a deputy 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 : Television Review


Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut: Well, That Was Awkward

He’s filling the seat long commanded by David Letterman, which is a gigantic deal in and of itself, but whether Colbert’s version of “The Late Show” gets off the ground ultimately has to do with whether he can fly solo—on his own terms. 

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 READ MORE


Arts and Culture : Film Review


In ‘Best of Enemies,’ Politics Becomes the Spectator Sport We’re Still Watching

The documentary spotlights the riveting 1968 exchanges between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley that set the bar for political TV and helped frame America’s culture wars.

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 READ MORE


Arts and Culture : Film Review


‘The Look of Silence’: Showing the Human Side of Genocide

What if the Nazis had won in World War II? That question represents one of the thematic forces that shape Joshua Oppenheimer’s quietly riveting, Oscar-nominated documentary about Indonesia’s 1965-66 tragedy.

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 READ MORE


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Arts and Culture : Film Review


‘The United States of Amnesia’: Gore Vidal in Winter

We can’t say Gore Vidal didn’t warn us.

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 READ MORE


Arts and Culture : In the News


Schlubs, Pick-Up Artists and Nerds: Hollywood Gets Its Close-Up in the Isla Vista Debate

As is always the case when catastrophic outbursts can be in any way linked to entertainment and mass culture, some critics have zoomed in on Hollywood as a fomenting agent for grandiose and antisocial delusions that wind their way into volatile minds like Elliot Rodger’s—and everyone else’s, for that matter.

Posted on May 28, 2014 READ MORE


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Dustin Lance Black Speaks: Pasadena City College Officials Created ‘Toxic and Dishonest’ Atmosphere

The president and board of trustees at Pasadena City College thrust their school into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons recently with a political and public relations debacle involving PCC alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 READ MORE


Arts and Culture : Interview


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Oliver Stone on Occupy Wall Street: ‘Grab the Power’

The collaboration between director Oliver Stone and one-man political think tank Tariq Ali began not three years ago, but their mind-meld has already produced three projects spanning multiple continents and eras. Stone gave a talk in Los Angeles last weekend … (more)

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 READ MORE


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