Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

March 28, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.
x

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

What Is Sex For?
I Am Brian Wilson
Truthdig Bazaar more items

Interview   |   Book Excerpt   |   Book Feature   |   Book Review   |   Essay   |   Homeboy Creative   |   Film Review   |   In the News   |   Music   |   Poetry   |   Television Review   |   Visual Arts

View older articles:  1 2 3 >  Last »

What Is Sex For?


In his new book, “The End of Patriarchy,” Robert Jensen says that sex plays a variety of roles, but in a just society, people should not be bought and sold for sexual services.

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 READ MORE
Square, Category Page

What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 5)


The final article in the series offers some closely guarded data about audience gender breakdowns, and insights from filmmakers Mira Nair (shown left), Ava DuVernay (shown right), Nancy Meyers and Stacy Title. 

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 READ MORE

Activists Dress in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes to Protest Texas Abortion Legislation


Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel inspires a group of women to wear the book’s signature red robes to a Texas Senate meeting.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE

I Am Brian Wilson


The musician we meet in this book looks back on his mid-’70s Beach Boys caricature with sympathy and dread. As his gentle voice emerges from the pages, a more definitive picture takes shape.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE

What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 4)


The ’80s and ’90s brought welcome advances for female filmmakers. But would the bias that produced the term “chick flick” remain? (Shown: A screen shot from Mira Nair’s 1991 film “Mississippi Masala.”)

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE

Becoming a Feminist: Comparing Angela Davis’ and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Takes on Trans Women


The activist (at right) and the novelist weren’t onstage at the same time, but their separate talks at London’s Women of the World festival were a kind of debate.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 READ MORE

Chris Hedges and Poet Linh Dinh on the ‘Irrevocable Decline of the American Empire’ (Video)


The U.S. is a poor country, and Americans “refuse to see that,” Dinh (pictured on right) argues in a conversation with the Truthdig columnist during a new episode of “On Contact.”

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 READ MORE

What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 3)


Those who emerged between 1966 and 1983 challenged the prevailing image of the central hero and marginal heroine by creating a “countercinema.”

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 READ MORE

‘Cries From Syria’ Carries Heart-Rending Stories From the Civil War


Evgeny Afineevsky’s Oscar-nominated documentary doesn’t shy away from the war’s brutal realities. The children’s voices are especially poignant.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 READ MORE

New Art Installation/Hotel Comes With a View of the Bethlehem Wall


The secretive British street artist Banksy says his Walled-Off Hotel welcomes people from all over the world.

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 READ MORE

View older articles:  1 2 3 >  Last »

Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right 3, Site wide - Exposure Dynamics
Right Skyscraper, Category Page
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide