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 / TruthdigDec 12, 2013
A glance at U.S. media coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial service will tell you only two important things happened: President Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro and also took a selfie with the prime ministers of Denmark and the U.K. Neither of these nonevents should have received the attention they did, but the fact that they did tells us a lot about our media's priorities. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 20, 2013
Linguists are recognizing that, thanks to the Internet, "because" has jumped from being a conjunction to a preposition; probiotics may help cure depression; meanwhile, if Europe's austerity is an indicator of America's future, neo-facism is on its way. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJun 7, 2013
The forward-facing camera on smartphones led to an upheaval in the photographic world. Pictures taken of people by themselves are everywhere, and the implications regarding individual vanity, insecurity and interest in the world outside of ourselves are great. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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