Explicit Bias

May 29, 2018: The day Starbucks closed its stores for implicit racial bias training; Roseanne Barr made a racist tweet; ABC, in reaction, canceled her show; CNN held a live feed of a […]

Read More

Sin and Sinners, Art and Artists

I was never a big Matt Lauer fan, but I love T.S. Eliot. Often I have told friends, “Eat the peach.” Problem is Eliot also wrote: On the Rialto once. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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? […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More