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A Conversation With Garry Wills


Truthdig talks with the writer/historian about his new book, “Making Make-Believe Real,” which considers Shakespeare and the political power of poetry.

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 READ MORE
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‘Sons of Wichita’: An Unauthorized Examination of the Koch Dynasty


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Until the run-up to the 2010 congressional elections, Daniel Schulman—like much of America—had barely heard of Charles and David Koch, billionaire industrialists who were primary backers of the tea party and were determined to take down President Obama.

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 READ MORE

‘Citizen Koch’ Filmmakers: Watching This Movie Is ‘Civil Disobedience’


In “Citizen Koch,” filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal tell the story of the effects of the Citizens United decision through the viewpoints of three lifelong Republicans in Wisconsin.

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 READ MORE

Grace Lee Boggs, American Visionary


At 99 years old, activist and author Grace Lee Boggs reflects on the last century of American history in a Truthdig interview as PBS prepares to air a new documentary about her storied life. “To understand revolution is twofold,” she says. “It’s not just changing institutions, it’s changing ourselves.

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 READ MORE

Tony Kushner on Suffering Actors, the Wayward Left and the ‘Dream’ of Revolution


For someone who finds writing tortuous, Tony Kushner does a lot of it.

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 READ MORE

‘Stand Up Planet’: Hasan Minhaj Follows the Funny Around the Globe


Hasan Minhaj wants everyone to see “Stand Up Planet.” But that’s not because he’s the host—Minhaj believes the documentary shows how comedy can change the world a joke at a time.

Posted on May 13, 2014 READ MORE

Cesar Chavez: The Story of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things


Diego Luna tells Truthdig he wanted to make a movie his Mexican-American son could look to for inspiration.

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 READ MORE

Egypt’s Revolution: Director Jehane Noujaim Talks About Capturing the Tahrir Square Uprising


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The Egyptian filmmaker says what happened in Tahrir forever changed the consciousness of the country.

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 READ MORE

Q & A: ‘God Loves Uganda’


God Loves Uganda/Derek Wiesehahn

A gay filmmaker investigates how American Christians turned Uganda into arguably the most homophobic country on Earth.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE

Saudi Arabia’s First Female Director Wants ‘Wadjda’ to Speak for Itself


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It’s the first movie filmed entirely inside the kingdom, the first directed by a woman, and the first submitted by Saudi Arabia for an Academy Award, but Haifaa al-Mansour wants her film to do its own talking.

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 READ MORE

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