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 )
Staff / TruthdigJan 11, 2016
In Sean Penn's star-powered, 10,000-word, gigante get for Rolling Stone about his clandestine huddle with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, we learn that, with startling predictability, Guzmán was yielding to Hollywood's siren call. And that receptivity didn't just consist of his willingness to be interviewed by actor and activist Penn, either. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Sonali Kolhatkar / TruthdigFeb 26, 2015
The political and cultural marginalization of immigrants, particularly those from Latin America, has a long and lurid background in the United States. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 18, 2012
He's certainly been rehearsing for this role for years (remember his post-Katrina floating photo op?), and now Sean Penn has an honest-to-goodness new post as the ambassador at large to Haiti, as of a special ceremony held in his honor last weekend. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Richard Schickel / TruthdigNov 9, 2010
It’s not quite “Ozzie and Harriet with Security Clearances,” but there is something inescapably unedifying in watching the Wilsons bicker their way through the clichés of marital disaffection in a case that—let’s face it—was of small import in the context of the much larger crimes perpetrated by a pusillanimous power elite.The film is more about the deterioration of suburban decorum than it is about the deterioration of honor and probity in the upper reaches of American government. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 22, 2010
This is news that will come as a relief to some (ahem, Sean Penn): Former Fugee and wannabe Haitian president Wyclef Jean has conceded that he's not in the running to become his homeland's next leader and has officially withdrawn from the race. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 18, 2010
Former Fugee Wyclef Jean is making the most of his professed intent to become president of his native Haiti Since announcing his bid for Haiti's highest office, he's met some resistance, including from an irked Sean Penn (continued) . Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 20, 2010
Sean Penn isn't known for being a shrinking violet, and he's drawn criticism and applause for taking public political stances on a wide range of topics. However, when Penn registered his displeasure with a photographer in L.A.'s tony Brentwood neighborhood last October, the actor allegedly took things to a physical level -- and now he's facing charges that may land him in jail. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 12, 2009
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has changed his tune about Harvey Milk Day, signing a bill on Monday to make May 22, Milk's birthday, a day of official commemoration for the slain San Francisco supervisor and gay rights activist. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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