Written on April 29th, 2016
Written on November 12th, 2014
Arlie Hochschild, Strangers In Their Own Land
Charles Lewis, Center for Public Integrity
Robert Reich, The Common Good
Dan Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers; The Doomsday Machine
Seen the new STAR WARS movie? Check out The Beginning, a 3 minute Star Wars-inspired video with sperm as X-wing fighters competing to fertilize an egg. “Only one will dictate the future for generations to come…” Don Ingber and Charles Reilly discuss their creative project aimed at better communicating science to the public …and how they made a scientific discovery along the way.
MICHAEL LEWIS’s best-selling THE UNDOING PROJECT tells the story of the collaborative work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman which revealed previously undiscovered ways our minds fool us.
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Father Boyle has made a point of collecting and telling uniquely powerful stories of life and death, and his work has supplied him with more than anyone should know.He has so far buried 168 of his homies, and fills his first book TATTOOS ON THE HEART with their stories. I read it cover to cover on a plane flight Chicago to LA, and cried at least a dozen times. Boyle's compassion is boundless, his work is courageous, and his example is a profound challenge.
Father GREGORY BOYLE was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1982. He received his Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology; and a Sacred Theology Masters degree from the Jesuit School of Theology. Since 1986, Father Gregory has been the pastor of Dolores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The church sits between two large public housing projects, Pico Gardens and Aliso Village, known for decades as the gang capital of the world. In 1988, Father Boyle began what would become Homeboy Industries, now located in downtown Los Angeles. His first book is TATTOOS ON THE HEART.