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As a Boss, Carly Fiorina Was Just Another Silicon Valley A$$hole

At Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina studiously avoided the employee cafeteria, eating lunch in her glass office despite pleas from aides to mingle with rank-and-file workers.

She swore allegiance to the values of the company’s humble, Ford Taurus-driving founders, reciting their words at meetings. 54 more words

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The Disney Conspiracy, Part III – Walt Disney and the Nazis

Let’s settle this once and for all. In 2014, Meryl Streep gave a speech accusing Disney of being a racist and an anti-Semite. I dealt with the racism accusations in… 1,345 more words

Conspiracy Theories

'Race' (2016)

Focus Features has released the first trailer for director Stephen Hopkins’ biopic Race, about athletic superstar Jesse Owens. I’ll admit it’s a little odd to see a historical biopic from the director of… 201 more words


Moving pictures, #28

More films. Just the one from the US, so a reasonable spread. And a few more from the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list, of course. 1,180 more words


Olympia (1938)

(This review originally ran in the textbook Documentary Film: Contexts and Criticism, ed. Carl Rollyson.)

Leni Riefenstahl was in many ways the perfect filmmaker to represent the Nazi regime; her work signifies both the astonishing grandeur and formal perfection of their outward displays, and the heartless technocratic beliefs that lay underneath these sleek surfaces. 826 more words


Moving pictures, #23

Still trying to get up to date on these…

Une femme mariée, Jean-Luc Godard (1964, France). I have a theory about Godard. So far I’ve seen about half a dozen of his films. 1,821 more words