Featuring journalists, whistleblowers, musicians and more, this year's interviews capture an America at a unique crossroads in its history.
The Academy Award-winning screenwriter, producer and activist speaks to Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the risky but necessary decision to pause his career in pursuit of LGBT equality.
The "Milk" screenwriter offered his reasons to pause and consider the ongoing stories behind the LGBT nightclub tragedy.
Congratulations to Kasia Anderson, who won a 2014 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for her story on Pasadena City College's awkward and offensive treatment of one of its most famous alumni, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
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.
On March 3, director Rob Reiner led an all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Martin Sheen and Jamie Lee Curtis, through Dustin Lance Black's play "8," about the court battle over marriage equality in California that was set in motion by the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008.
Sorry about this—a 10-best list dragging along in the wake of all the others, which began appearing around Halloween And it isn’t even a nice round 10 in number I could come up with only six movies this year I have my excuses [Pictured above, Werner Herzog, director of "Into the Abyss"]Sorry about this—a 10-best list dragging along in the wake of all the others, which began appearing around Halloween [Above, Werner Herzog, director of "Into the Abyss"].
This is a brave film. There was a time when J. Edgar Hoover was among the most prominent Americans and there was no way to make a reasonably honest movie about him. Now there is a tendency to ask, J. Edgar Who?Even by Clint Eastwood's austere standards, "J. Edgar" is a very plain movie. And all the more powerful being so.
Friends and admirers of the late San Francisco supervisor and gay rights activist have been rallying to establish an annual commemorative day in his honor, and on Thursday, the California Senate approved a bill that would officially make Milk's birthday, May 22, Harvey Milk Day in the Golden State.
The 81st Academy Awards ceremony was a politics-free affair, except for a predictably superficial nod at the economic collapse and two acceptance speeches for "Milk," one from screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, the other from best actor Sean Penn.