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A Bernie Sahlins Tribute Scene

Roger Wright | Posted 08.18.2013 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Bernie Sahlins died Sunday at home in Chicago. He was 90 years old. And if there was a flicker of darkness on every single stage across the world, the scope of the tribute would be justified.

Election 2012: Ayn Rand vs Viola Spolin

Mike Bonifer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

Ayn Rand, you say? Is that what you say? When it comes to productive avenues for innovation and growth, especially in the current economic climate, the Rand approach is a recipe for personal and organizational chaos and aimlessness. Here's why.

Stars Stand Up for Hollywood Arts

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

What do actors Jason Sudeikis and Adrien Brody, homeless kids and improv have in common? The nonprofit Hollywood Arts which is using a combination of ...

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Game

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

The game played by Goldman Sachs and all the predatory satellites in its system goes beyond crooked. It's criminal. And worse than criminal, it is a crime that can't be prosecuted.

How to Win in Afghanistan

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Bonifer

This is an analysis of the Afghanistan War through the lens of improvisation. Improvisation isn't inherently comedic. As conceived by the godmother of modern improvisation, Viola Spolin, it is the practice of spontaneous communication and fast learning.

Why Ayn Rand Does Not Matter (and Viola Spolin Does)

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Bonifer

Viola Spolin's improvisation is a way for individuals to participate fully and authentically in the solving of problems.

How a Team of Rivals Collaborates

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

A lot has been made of Obama's casting of the key roles in the new administration. There is astonishment aplenty that he's put together a team of strong personalities and former rivals.