The rise of the media cartel has been a long time coming. The cultural effects are not new in kind, but the problem has become considerably larger.
To keep the press free, Ben Franklin made sure that periodicals once got preferential treatment from the USPS. It's time to revisit that idea again.
Cultural critics and producers sound off on Big Media.
What's next for Ms. magazine now that it's hit the ripe age of 30 and is now heading west?
As the Taliban retreat in Afghanistan, the Bush administration has ample opportunity to expand its far-reaching ‘war on terror.’
Immigrants and traffickers are the subjects of a certain style of Mexican music.
In these heated times, what does the word 'fundamentalist' mean? Well, it all depends on whom you ask.
Readers write in to share their favorite alternative media outlets.
The Department of Energy has hit upon a new idea for nuclear waste clean-up: just leave it there and declare the area a wildlife preserve. The animals won't complain.
John Stossel has a conservative stable of pundits when it come to his questionable reporting of evironmental issues.
Right-wing climate-change deniers worked hand-in-glove with John Stossel to portray schoolchild as being 'scared green' on a recent ABC special.
The FAA, which had long ignored airlines' requests for help with unruly passengers, is now relying on those same airlines' apparent racial profiling when deciding who gets to fly.
The Bush administration's insistence on secrecy in the Whitey Bulger case raises some unsettling questions.
In rebuilding Afghanistan, lessons should be learned from Turkey and Egypt when it comes to the separation of church and state.
Will women be included in the debate on Afghanistan's future?
Once confined to the closet, gays are now making headway in mainstream society.
Recent calamitous events—9/11, the recession, Enron's collapse—haven't affected the Bush administration's aims: tax cuts, drilling and Social Security 'reform.'
China is taking away Mexico's jobs, as globalization enters a fateful new stage.
Israel must decide if it wants a Jewish homeland in Palestine, or all of Palestine as a Jewish state.
Food companies ship supplies to Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Michelle, in what could be the beginning of the end for the tediously long US embargo of the island country.
Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.
In the wake of losses before and after September 11, labor unions gear up for the next tough fights.