Category Archives: Culture and democracy

Book Update: Publish with Minor Revisions

I wanted to provide an update for my readers who have been following the progress of my book, Creative Infrastructures: Artists, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action.             After some delay, I received a positive reader report from the publisher, Intellect Books. … Continue reading

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Winners, Thought Leaders, and System Change

I just finished reading Anand Giridharadas’ 2018 book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. This isn’t a book review – I don’t do book reviews here – but rather a thought exchange which, according to him, … Continue reading

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Tenth Anniversary!!

This isn’t just any New Year’s Eve post, this is the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of Creative Infrastructure! Continue reading

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Creative Infrastructures: Artists, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action

Creative Infrastructures: Artists, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action is a labor of love, the culmination of fifteen years of ever-evolving thinking, and, now, a manuscript submitted to Intellect Books. A prologue, nine essays, and an epilogue (this last is still in … Continue reading

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First Principles, Inadequate Soil, and Artist Entrepreneurs

On June 8, I participated in a virtual symposium sponsored by the Arts, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab at Indiana University entitled “New. Not Normal.” Some panelists were invited to pre-record ~15 minute talks, while others, like me, were invited to … Continue reading

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A Covid-19 Prompt from Artivate

[The co-editors of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts invited me to submit some “thoughts on arts entrepreneurship in light of the recent economic and social shifts brought on by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Here is that … Continue reading

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Love is in the Air (and the office)

February is a time to celebrate love and friendship. I try to bring love into the office every day: love for student success; love for colleagues and collaborators; and love for the beautiful Tongva land on which Cal State LA … Continue reading

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Post Chanukah Thoughts

Hours after I posted my “Chanukah Thoughts,” tragedy struck. As I was considering the lessons of Chanukah, the persistent resistance to oppression and the collective action of Tikkun Olam, tragedy struck in two ways, intellectually and violently, and in two … Continue reading

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Chanukah Thoughts

I am not a particularly observant religious Jew, but my Jewish identity is still very important to me. Chanukah is a festival holiday, one that commemorates an historical event, rather than deeply spiritual holy day like Yom Kippur or the … Continue reading

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Building Community Cultural Connections

My November letter to Cal State LA College of Arts & Letters focused recent activities that support building community cultural connections. I share it with you here. Dear Arts & Letters Community: The past month has been a busy time … Continue reading

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