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The Silent Minority Come now, everyone's motivated by possible shags: I could not tell whether Dan Strachota's article on the "dying" S.F. music scene was geared to get musicians and audiences motivated off their…
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Film, Might  Makes Reich

Might Makes Reich

It's tempting to see Das Experiment, Oliver Hirschbiegel's harrowing drama about a radical prison-behavior experiment that goes terribly wrong, as specifically German. When most of the volunteer "inmates" locked up in the experiment's mock cellblock lose their individual will and…
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Film, Reel World

Stalag 17

In 1971, psychology professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo launched what was to become famous internationally as the Stanford Prison Experiment (www.prisonexp.org). Designating student volunteers as prisoners and guards, he allotted two weeks to study their behavior in a jail he had…
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