Category: Film/TV Workplaces

Springsteen’s Work-Life Memoir

Bruce Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run brilliantly gets to the essential nature of many things: creativity, depression, New Jersey . . . and on top of that it’s a workplace memoir. C’mon, haven’t you dreamt of breaking out of cube life to become a performer? Great reading,[...]
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Paging Mr. Orwell: “Disrupted” Is a Must-Read

George Orwell would reel at the language and corporate culture brilliantly depicted by Dan Lyons in this year’s best nonfiction book about a workplace, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. “My year in start-up hell” might have been a better subtitle. It’s not exactly the corporate[...]
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“Shuffle Along” is a brilliant history play

Broadway is having a hot and heavy fling with history, with “Hamilton” as the love object. For me the bigger news is “Shuffle Along,” an audacious show that chronicles not just the original 1921 “musical sensation” but black entertainment in 20th century America. What’s more, it’s a[...]
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