There was a pivotal moment when I realized that wine was more than just a beverage. Being an agricultural product, wine represents a confluence of politics, history, language, and economics; it was this multidimensional nature of wine that pulled me in, along with its ability to knock you out with a particularly ethereal bottle. On… Continue reading Communism In A Bottle
Originally published on Collectively.org. Some photos mine, copyright protected. If you’ve ever been a server, chances are you’ve watched your day’s wages disappear when snow or rain starts coming down hard, and all the reservations cancel. If you’ve ever been a line cook, most likely you’ve bitterly wondered why, with your culinary degree and rock-star… Continue reading Chef Amanda Cohen Is Leading The No-Tipping Revolution In NYC
Tomorrow I’m giving a talk to fifteen Princeton students on a tour of social entrepreneurship in New York City, which was organized by the New York Women Social Entrepreneurs group. I’m on a panel about media, tech, and other topics. To collect my thoughts, I’ll outline my presentation here. I. INTEGRATION: My person vision is… Continue reading Integration and Social Enterprise: A Talk for NYWSE #PSEItrip
Hooray, there’s another article out about how Millennials are kinda poor and kinda don’t know what to do about it (besides, of course, making use of the “sharing economy”). I miss the “Hustlin” column in the late Good magazine, which highlighted ways that Millennials are pushing back against the trappings of the recession. At least that journalistic… Continue reading Are “Millennials” Necessarily White & Middle-Class?
Says Esquire: “This fall alone, the number of big books published by major writers is astounding: Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, Junot Díaz, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, and about a half dozen others. Not that the list has stopped anyone from complaining. Literary circles have been so full of pity for so long that… Continue reading Good News: It’s a Golden Age for Writers
Want to give $25 to help abolish $500 of someone else’s debt? On Nov. 15th, at Le Poisson Rouge, come to The People’s Bailout: a variety show and telethon to benefit the 99% featuring: Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Max Silvestri, Hari Kondabolu, David Rees, The Yes Men, John Cameron Mitchell, Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, Lee Ranaldo… Continue reading NYC Event, Nov. 15: Abolish Debt!
This summer, I decided to experiment with online publishing. I curated a selection of my interviews, essays, and articles on social entrepreneurship and social change that were originally written for Dowser.org, added an introductory essay (with help from a very astute editor), and made the thing into an e-book. Instead of going with the big… Continue reading My e-book: “Social Entrepreneurs Speak”