Thane Rosenbaum on Penn State: The Moral Crime of a Silent Bystander

It’s hard to identify what exactly is the most shocking element of the Penn State tragedy. Jerry Sandusky’s repeated sexual assault of numerous minor boys is surely at the top of the list, but what about the graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, who witnessed the abuse first-hand and, instead of immediately calling the police, called his father?

How Do You Do New York?

ai???How do you do New York?ai??? These words caught my eye from a scene in the movie Kramer v. Kramer. The advertising workaholic father ai??i?? Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) ai??i?? had them in bold font in what looked like a newspaper cutout, sitting directly in the center of his bulletin board at his work place.

The Saharawi "Problem"

Recently, I watched The Problem, testimony of the Saharawi people, a documentary about the situation in the occupied territory of Western Sahara. This Spanish documentary, realized by Jordi Ferrer and Pablo Vidal, shows us the repression of the Saharawi people by the Moroccan security force and includes victim testimony about repression.