7 - De Niro’s Dubious Doc, Negative Work Cultures, and Punishing Diversity Promoters

Crew Member this week: Biz Ghormley. Biz is a writer, investigator, and seasoned social change strategist. Never one for the status quo, Biz asks hard questions, curates space for community and creativity, and strives for loving truth in her work. She believes stories are essential for healing, truth and freedom. @OneWitness

Brand Eff Up

“Tribeca Film Festival Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Documentary,” Brent Lang, Variety.

What’s Up?

“Why A Negative Work Culture Is Better Than No Culture At All,” Vivian Giang, Fast Company

What’s Good?

“Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity,” Stefanie K. Johnson and David R. Hekman, Harvard Business Review

“Diverse workforces are more innovative,” Gina Grillo, The Guardian.

“How Diversity Can Drive Innovation,” Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Melinda Marshall, and Laura Sherbin, Harvard Business Review

Diggin’ in the Crates


Saga, an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples.


“Agitprop!” at the Brooklyn Museum



The Lives of Others (2006)



“Zami: A New Spelling of My Name” by Audre Lorde


“Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans” by Dan Baum


Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)