How the myth of the genius director has erased the careers of some very talented women, and why it’s time for the “auteur” to be tossed out entirely.
Published in Current Affairs, July 2021
Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible tirade wasn’t inspired by a genuine concern for his crew's wellbeing. For those of us who've had toxic bosses, it was painfully clear what this was: a belligerent executive blowing off steam.
Published in Current Affairs, January 2021
The entertainment industry’s absurd exploitative working hours have been normalized for too long. When production restarts, we need to reject “normal” and demand reasonable conditions.
Published in Current Affairs, June 2020
Working people are afraid of embracing free public
college and student loan forgiveness because they've
been conditioned to toil. They're afraid of anything
that looks like a "handout." But most working class
people don’t see what I saw first hand at RISD: the
rich get handouts all the time. They’re just not
regarded as such.