SOUL DILEMMA

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Pot and the age of tolerance

Less than two weeks ago was historical for the marijuana legalization movement, as demonstrated by the many front page stories as this one on NBC News: DOJ’s blessing of states’ pot laws ‘the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition’. After […]

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Forgiveness is overrated

About a month ago, I was offered an incredible job opportunity to teach at one of the best schools on the West Coast. They absolutely loved me, and our philosophies of progressive education were perfectly matched. Working there would position […]

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A film by …

Day one at film school I was told something which has stuck with me … “We don’t do ‘film by’ credits here. A ‘film by’ credit insinuates that you made the entire film completely by yourself, alone in a vacuum, […]

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A conversation on violence

Our society, like any civilized, twenty-first century society, is faced with many fundamental dilemmas. They are fundamental because they run through the very fabric of that society and affect us all in so many subtle and not-so-subtle ways. I am […]

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Let’s not boycott art

In a documentary we’re developing we tackle the world-wide movement to boycott all Israeli artists, scholars and researchers and to pressure international academics and artists to boycott Israel and not go there to lecture or perform. The latest person to […]

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Hollywood is not your role model

We’re a few weeks removed from the tragedy of the Boston Marathon and the subsequent events that followed. I realize that what I’m about to write may be quite divisive. I’m well aware that we currently live in a country […]

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