Labor and Creativity

Originally published in Cultural Weekly on August 30, 2017 My first job in any creative pursuit was in IATSE Local 44. IATSE is the labor union that governs below-the-line people who work […]

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Will the Movie Industry Contract in 2017?

Originally published in Cultural Weekly on January 4, 2017.  Movies are going gangbusters, and one studio—Disney—achieved a record-breaking $7 billion global box office last year. What could possibly go wrong? […]

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Theatre Does Not Apologize

Originally posted in Cultural Weekly on November 23, 2016. Dear Mr. President-elect, I’d like to explain something about the theatre, because you seem to misunderstand what theatre is all about. […]

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Do the Poor Make the Rich Richer?

Physically removed from us in their multi-billion dollar lairs, the rich take on the aspect of gods. In Alex Garland’s film Ex Machina, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) is helicoptered across wilderness […]

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