Staff / TruthdigOct 5, 2018
Friday marks a year since a New York Times piece about Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein sparked a viral movement against sexual violence in its many forms. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
David Bauder / The Associated PressDec 26, 2017
Conflation of different forms of misbehavior—itself a controversial idea—is one issue for news organizations covering the fast-moving topic. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Carrie Rickey / TruthdigJan 12, 2016
The scandal-plagued awards show gets a nod for spotting groundbreakers, but the back-scratching nature of the ceremony makes it a little hard to swallow. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJun 18, 2015
The science fiction film starring Matt Damon is a timely cautionary tale for us fellow travelers on Spaceship Earth. Pope Francis gets it, as his climate change encyclical shows. Will the rest of us? Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
By Kieran Cooke, Climate News NetworkApr 10, 2014
Some of Hollywood's biggest guns are throwing their weight behind the drive to persuade society that climate change is a real problem that deserves to be taken seriously. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 20, 2013
"Trailers for 'Elysium' were like catnip for the left-leaning viewer: a near future where the masses, stranded in crumbling cities, outfit Matt Damon with a robot suit and send him to fight the bourgeoisie, who have Galted off the planet to Space Station Elysium, taking their shrubbery, Spanish-style mansions and cancer cures with them," Gavin Mueller writes at Jacobin. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 29, 2012
Matt Damon has spoken of his disappointment with Barack Obama, his favorite candidate from 2008, and other famous Obama boosters from the last election cycle are also less willing to lend their names to the president's cause this time around. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 9, 2011
Matt Damon was apparently paying attention as he narrated "Inside Job," Charles Ferguson's Oscar-winning documentary about the architects of the ongoing global economic catastrophe, as he's broken with the cohort of celebrities who . Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Richard Schickel / TruthdigMar 5, 2011
Free will is not a subject that comes up a lot in the movies—not, certainly, as the main topic of dramatic conversation. On the other hand, however, it could be argued that it is the hidden subject of almost every film.Free will is not a subject that comes up a lot in the movies. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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