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Ripped From Tomorrow’s Headlines: Brian Wood, Comic Book Futurist

Brian Wood is a best-selling comic book writer whose body of work expresses a political and social awareness that ranks with the best in speculative fiction.

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Fact: The United States Tortured People

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A bipartisan panel tries to end the debate on torture so we don’t do it again, U.S. terrorism, why Congress is free to ignore demand for gun control and the best show you’re not watching.

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Fact: The United States Tortured People

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A bipartisan panel tries to end the debate on torture so we don’t do it again, U.S. terrorism, why Congress is free to ignore demand for gun control and the best show you’re not watching.

Posted on Apr 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Gay Marriage, Obama’s Whistle-Blower Crackdown and More

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A deeper look at the Supreme Court’s historic week, the Obama administration harasses whistle-blowers, and “Duck Dynasty” in revolt.

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Gay Marriage, Obama’s Whistle-Blower Crackdown and More

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A deeper look at the Supreme Court’s historic week, the Obama administration harasses whistle-blowers, and “Duck Dynasty” in revolt.

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 READ MORE



Stephen Elliott: The Art of the Overshare

“The Adderall Diaries” author isn’t one to hold back, as readers of his memoir—not to mention his tweets, blogs, “overly personal emails,” essays and online magazine, The Rumpus—know well. Here, he opens up about his literary projects, his hyperlocal politics and the role of narcissism in his work.

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Fighting Crime by Reforming Juvenile Hall

This week on the podcast: Sheerly Avni and Omar Turcios from The Beat Within, a magazine written by and for the troubled kids in juvenile prisons. Such facilities could be “recruiting grounds for crime fighting,” argues Avni, and that’s in our self-interest. “If you want to stop crime—very simple. You look at a bunch of 5-year-old kids in the ghetto. Ask yourself: ‘Do I want them to be criminals or not in 10 years? What’s that going to do to the value of my home?’ ”

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Fighting Crime by Reforming Juvenile Hall

This week on the podcast: Sheerly Avni and Omar Turcios from The Beat Within, a magazine written by and for the troubled kids in juvenile prisons. Such facilities could be “recruiting grounds for crime fighting,” argues Avni, and that’s in our self-interest.

Posted on Jun 2, 2009 READ MORE


Gore Vidal on The Academy Awards, Sexuality and Politics

In a Truthdig interview with Sheerly Avni,  Gore Vidal weighs in on this year’s Academy Awards competition, Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain,” and Truman Capote’s Proust complex.

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


Oscars Special Coverage
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The Oscars Uncovered

Sheerly Avni picks the brains of smart cinephiles for Truthdig’s special coverage of the Academy Awards.



Vidal on Film
Sheerly Avni-“Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005”


Worthy, but Not Great
Sheerly Avni-Renowned film critic David Thomson speaks with Avni about this year’s crop of issue-driven movies.


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

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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


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David Thomson on the Oscar Best-Film Candidates: Worthy, but Not Great

The renowned film critic talks about this year’s crop of small, issue-driven movies, and why “the liberal faction in Hollywood are much better at going to parties and raising money than actually making challenging films.”

Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


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