Priceline, Hershey, Sbarro and the Importance of Brand Marketing, published in US News and World Report.
I just read an article that has been tossing around. Written by New Orleans writer Anna Shults on the cultural blog Nolavie, it is an open letter to New York residents in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The letter is a lifeline from New Orleans to New York, an olive branch connecting two cities marred by disaster and each Know What It Is Like to begin the slow process of recovery.
Within the contemporary art scene, where shock value is often placed above quality, it is unfortunate that works of subtle artistry sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Artist Esmé Thompson’s latest exhibit, The Alchemy of Design, which runs through May 29th at the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, is one such work of quiet restraint.
I learned to be a writer typing on the back of buses that people threw things at…
A version of this article was first published in The Graduate News Forum in December of 2011.
Vermont author Joni Cole’s latest book, Another Bad Dog Book: Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior, was published in October by PublishingWorks. A collection of twenty-eight personal essays that deal with her daily interactions and past experiences, the book is described on her website as mixing “social awkwardness with social observation.”
Restaurants didn’t like me because they had to be nice to everybody.
I wish that I had taken more biology and chemistry.
Both on and off-screen, Wall Street has long served as an allegory for the meteoric glories and extreme excesses that characterize American capitalism. While the financial community has certainly been rocked in recent years over the actions taken in the period preceding the economic meltdown, few accounts of what it was like inside the firms on the brink of collapse have emerged. A tense picture of the beginning of the end of modern-day Wall Street hedonism as we know it, MARGIN CALL is a fictionalized account of an investment firm on the dawn of financial collapse. The pre-recession climate in which MARGIN CALL is initially situated, in which institutions like Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs inspired investor confidence and trust instead of skepticism and wariness, seems oddly innocent in today’s slowly- recovering financial market.