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taion

Member Since 21 Aug 2009
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In Topic: Harvey Weinstein

Today, 03:30 AM

You can take it up with USC for rejecting Weinstein's pledge, then.


In Topic: Harvey Weinstein

Today, 03:27 AM

Heavily publicized, self-serving giving to nonprofits from wealthy individuals is hardly worthy of the term "charity". That's not what caritas means.

 

The Frick Collection might just be my favorite museum in the city, but it's hardly going to make me think that the gentleman behind Homestead was a good man.


In Topic: Harvey Weinstein

Today, 03:16 AM

One year ago, I began organizing a $5 million foundation to give scholarships to women directors at USC. While this might seem coincidental, it has been in the works for a year. It will be named after my mom and I won't disappoint her.


Is this kind of charitable fundraising also a sign of being "not a perv"?

In Topic: Harvey Weinstein

Today, 02:44 AM

You walked right into that.

 

Obviously I don't think Oprah's a serial rapist, but "[raises] lots of money for charities and such" is not clearly a sign of virtue.

 

Especially when they're shitty charities like charity: water that basically just exist to get a bunch of PR and throw some nice parties.


In Topic: Currently Reading...

Today, 02:15 AM

Possibly not the right thread, but this vintage series of undercover pieces from the Chicago Sun-Times is fantastic: http://sites.dlib.ny...icago-sun-times

 

The reporters ran a bar undercover for months to collect information on various forms of corruption in Chicago.

 

Found it through a pretty good oral history of the thing on Topichttps://www.topic.co...at-bought-a-bar