Privilege was one of the topics we explored in a 90-minute conversation about race and media at the 2015 Camden International Film Festival. The conversation was a live recording of She Does Podcast, hosted by Sarah Ginsburg and myself.
It's been 5 years since Kathryn Bigelow broke through the glass ceiling when The Hurt Locker won her the Oscar for Best Director.
Johnny Whitworth made my job real easy because really, how does one write an intro for a guy who plays an un-named mysterious character on NBC's new series Blindspot?
On a muggy Friday afternoon in Clinton Hill, two native sons of the borough took time to discuss the sensation that is their acclaimed online series "Money and Violence."
Body Team 12, one of the many body teams working to collect victims in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, stands several feet away. Only one member approaches at first, Garmai Sumo, the only female member of the team.
C. M. Rubin's global education report In April, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world on many topics includi...
This week the IRIS film finally debuted at the Paris Theater, which is symbolically located adjacent to The Plaza Hotel and across from Bergdorf Goodman where a window display design inspired by Iris Apfel is currently in rotation.
When I'm in New York, the Tribeca screenings have to get in line with all the other things on my calendar -- and most of those take precedence over spending Saturday or Sunday at a multiplex in Battery Park City watching films I probably wouldn't review even if they were released.
"I always felt like Thomas, I always felt like I was on the periphery of all that stuff, and this desire of a wannabe, well, I am an actor, I spent the last 25 years pretending to be somebody else."
The recent diaspora of A-list actors and actresses away from solely signing to big budget films is palpable at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. For the 14th year in a row, the cultural center of Manhattan has shifted downtown as independent films and panel discussions, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Franco, Jessica Biel, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, Lake Bell, Russell Brand, Dakota Fanning, Richard Gere and more, run from the 15th to the 26th of April.
What Thought Crimes and the case of Gilberto Valle tease out are the fuzzy lines between speech and action, between fantasies and realities, and between life in cyberspace and life in the real world.
Years ago, when I first started writing about films, I remember attending a luncheon for the Tribeca All Access program, offered by the Tribeca Film Institute, during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.
It's a sexy premise, and the images on the screen are compelling. But after giving the film more than a fair chance, I have to say -- the actually plot and storyline made no narrative sense to me.
I rarely miss either the Sundance or Toronto film festivals each year -- but my relationship with the Tribeca film fest has been spottier. Partly that's due to scheduling: For a variety of reasons, I've been out of town for large chunks of the festival each of the past couple of years.
We know why otherwise capable women abandon technology careers or encounter disproportionate hurdles to advancement in a coding-centric workplace. We recognize all of these symptoms. Now we must decide how to fix this broken code.
At the festival, the documentary film "Prescription Thugs" will be screened. I am honored to be featured in this film and to help educate the public about the grave danger that is posed by the abuse of prescription medications.