Warm Bodies

“From forth the fatal loins of these two foes,/ A pair of star crossed lovers take their life.”

These words from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” suggest that humans are controlled by destiny and fate, not by choice and accountability. Romeo and Juliet meet by fate; their families are at war by fate; and their story ends tragically by fate.Continue reading

Gangster Squad

Did we really need another big, bloody, blockbuster of a gangster film?

Well, we may not need another one, but I’m mighty happy to have this one. “Gangster Squad” is smart, classy, brilliantly acted, creatively conceived and surprisingly fun. It tells an important story, too, about how gang bosses build their territory and why it is so difficult to get rid of them.Continue reading

Putting Compassion Back into Capitalism: John Mackey’s New Book

Capitalism, once lauded as the proud foundation of America’s success, has had a bad rap lately. Free market capitalism has been blamed for everything from the collapse of real estate and the stock market to the widening gap between haves and have-nots and even the onslaught of terrorism. Capitalists are the bad guys in nearly every movie, every classroom and at least half the political speeches, or so it seems.Continue reading

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