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“Compliance” NY premiere Friday at BAM

June 27, 2012


Ann Dowd as the restaurant manager in “Compliance”   Photo credit:  Read the article on

Movie review: Compliance

June 22, 2012


My review first appeared on the now defunct In the years following World War II academic psychologists grappled with the phenomenon of apparently normal people following orders to act inhumanely to other people and indeed to participate in mass-murder. In 1947 California Psychologist Theodore W. Orno devised a personality test to measure what he […]

Author talks: Ethical Chic author Fran Hawthorne

June 14, 2012


Beacon Press Do the coolest brands really deserve their alleged socially responsible reputations? In her new book,Ethical Chic, award winning journalist, author, (friend, fellow shul member,) and Brooklynite Fran Hawthorne investigates six such companies to find out the answer to that and other questions, including: –Do Starbucks baristas really talk to their customers? (And why […]