(in)Famous Mike Daisey: Dramatist vs. Journalist

What happens when a man who has a social and political ideology and rhetoric, who normally sits on stages and delivers monologues to theatre goers, and then crosses into the world of real journalism?  All hell breaks loose.  Forget The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs; he should do The Trials and Tribulations of Liar … Continue reading

Education Panel: Emanuel, Villaraigosa, Bloomberg, and Sec. Duncan

I promise I’ll get to Super Tuesday tomorrow, but today I really need to discuss the Education Panel at which I was present. The Panel was Education Now: Cities at the Forefront of Reform and consisted of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and Secretary of Education … Continue reading

Iraqi Women: Playwrights Discuss Their World

Art in Iraq Today

This discussion was held at American University on March 6, 2012. I had the privilege to sit-in on a discussion with five Iraqi women who are playwrights and actresses.  They spoke of what it was like before, during, and after the war for their industry and their lives in general.  It has been a rather … Continue reading