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Oscars Postmortem

And the award for “Best Proof That Hollywood Is Out of Touch”: No one made a single reference to the troops fighting and dying in Iraq.

Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


Pity the Fool

Paul Provenza, director of the gleefully obscene “The Aristocrats,” explains why Hollywood doesn’t get the joke.

Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


Down to the Wire

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


Year of the Queer

Year of the Queer: Hollywood and Homosexuality

Truthdig’s Larry Gross, a pioneer in the field of gay studies, argues that for all the hoopla surrounding “Brokeback Mountain” and this year’s spate of gay-themed films, there is little about them that upends Hollywood conventions or challenges popular ideas about homosexuality. “Hollywood and much of the media may be awash in liberal self-congratulation,” Gross writes, “but they—and we—are also soaking in the familiar hypocrisy of homophobia.” Update: Down to the Wire

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart Runs on CNN International

OK, all you expatriates probably already knew this, but Truthdig didn’t: “The Daily Show” runs on CNN International outside the U.S.
Think about that: Millions (perhaps billions) of foreigners get Jon Stewart’s version of America on a relatively straight-news-oriented channel. Depending on how you feel about Stewart’s sensibility, that’s either wonderful or troubling. (This snippet of news comes near the end of a hilarious article about Stewart’s upcoming gig at the Oscars.

Posted on Feb 20, 2006 READ MORE



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Gays Have to Play It Straight in Hollywood

Sir Ian McKellen says, “It is very, very, very difficult for an American [gay] actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality.” | story
This is exactly what Truthdig’s Larry Gross was getting at in “Year of the Queer: Hollywood and Homosexuality.”

Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE


The More Things Change…

Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


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It’s War, Not Hollywood

By John Crawford

“Off to War” shows real soldiers and their families struggling to deal with the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

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Posted on Nov 29, 2005 READ MORE


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