Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges sits down with author and media expert Stuart Ewen to discuss our consumer culture and its influence on modern politics.
Outdoor gear retailer REI is doing its part to preserve the spirit of Thanksgiving by closing its doors and urging its workers and customers to get out — literally.
What to do with this expanding phenomenon of “abundance” in a world racked by public and private poverty and its damaging fallouts? We must impose wisely used charges or taxes on the abundant commons.
Ever wonder why many of our British cousins open gifts on the 26th of December? The answer may be more elusive than you expect.
Zellweger and Harris are teaching us a couple of lessons about how identity looks and feels in our techno-driven world.
Amazon's latest "Prime Air" plan to drop your orders on your doorstep in half an hour leaves a lot to be desired. But Stephen Colbert has come up with a brilliant way for people to get products instantly—all he needs is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' money.
Costumes for little girls are now firmly part of the trend toward an overly sexualized Halloween celebration.
French actor Gerard Depardieu has resorted to becoming Russian in order to avoid paying taxes in France, with a little help from Vladimir Putin of course; Jane Harman is being considered for CIA director, despite her past involvement in an Israeli intelligence influence operation; meanwhile, the Obama administration has been compiling a database that helps it determine how to treat a suspected terrorist. These discoveries and more after the jump.