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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In Praise of the Non-Academic Sabbatical

As I frequently cross between business, art and academic worlds, I notice one major advantage for people in academia—the sabbatical. For professors seeking tenure, the promise of a period, from months to […]

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