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IN THEATERS (SF) - "The Witness"

The Witness (2016; Dir.: James D. Solomon)

GRADE: B

By Daniel Barnes

*Opens Friday at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

I recall a college Sociology professor giddily, almost lustily retelling the story of Kitty Genovese’s murder.  239 more words

In Theaters

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

“The Puritan wanted to work in a calling; we are forced to do so. For when asceticism was carried out of monastic cells into everyday life, and began to dominate worldly morality, it did its part in building the tremendous cosmos of the modern economic order. 204 more words

Books

Smart Ethnography?

Call for Papers for a Workshop to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London: 15-16 December, 2016

Convenors:
Les Back & Mark Johnson (Goldsmiths, University of London), Maggy Lee (Hong Kong University), Mike McCahill (University of Hull) 318 more words

Social Safety Nets, Evolution, and the Local Maxima

Sure social safety nets are Samaritan, but is there more to it than just morals? From a pragmatic perspective is there a productive aspect of having a social safety net? 1,930 more words

Kai Matsuda

Making People Smarter

There has been a strong effort to make people stupid – and more manageable.

No one will admit to this – but it is not hard to see it happening, everywhere on the Web. 337 more words

Technology

The Real Problem with Teached Helplessness

On Tuesday I posted an article called “12 Loving Ways You Can Ruin Your Kid’s Career,” which has gotten a bit of chatter. Most readers understood pretty clearly the satire. 982 more words

Reflections

Agency Life Is Shitting On My Face

Past few months, my boss has kept saying that we need to show other people in our company and our clients the value of content marketing. 225 more words

Because I Say So