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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TOLDJA! Diversity Pays

Originally published in Cultural Weekly on April 13, 2016  Last month, I wrote about the make-believe economics of the movie industry that people use to convince themselves to cast actors who […]

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Connect Like Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer is a performance artist, dramatist, singer and songwriter who has built a remarkably loyal following. They love her punk-cabaret music as performed solo, with the Dresden Dolls, and in various […]

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