The Danish actor found her way into the most challenging role of her career by finding the spirit of the story instead of trying to become something she wasn't.
The rap artist provoked controversy in an interview with celebrity news website TMZ when he said, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... that sounds like a choice."
The musician's "emotion picture," a short film including songs from her latest album, is replete with queer imagery, repudiation of racism and a celebration of progressive American values.
One-time Grammy winner Hillary Clinton makes it back to the awards show in a skit about a recording of Michael Wolff's best-selling book, "Fire and Fury."
The drug war is a cash cow for prison owners, cops, guards, lawyers, judges, bailiffs and others.
Despite the traction it is getting online (over 22 million views and counting on YouTube alone), what the rapper did was nothing new.
During the 1960s anti-war movement, many leftists and Democratic Party leaders could not find common ground. That’s still true today.
Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and the music industry veteran discuss the political impact of psychedelic music in the ’60s.