Friday, December 06, 2013
Best-selling fantasy writer Neil Gaiman presents two provocative stories about wish fulfillment, and chats with SHORTS' literary commentator, and novelist, Hannah Tinti.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Dana Stevens, film critic for Slate.com and co-host of their Culture Gabfest, discusses the film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," the sequel to the "greed is good" original. Also, Joe Nocera, New York Times business columnist and author of their Executive Suite blog, offers his take on "Wall Street," the movie vs. Wall Street, the reality.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tomorrow, Oliver Stone releases "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps," the follow-up to his 1987 morality tale about the corrupting power of greed. The irony of the original film's most memorable line, "Greed is good," was never absorbed by a generation of corporate raiders, who seemingly took the character Gordon Gekko's advice sincerely. Gekko's line got us thinking, what is greed good for? America has a long tradition of wealthy individuals giving away large sums of money to good causes, just look at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark, New Jersey public schools.