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The Art of Advertising (excerpt)

The Art of Advertising invites us to consider both the intended and unintended messages of the advertisements of the past.

Julie Anne Lambert
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Everybody Wears Streetwear, So Everybody Should Read About It in 'This Is Not Fashion'

Beyond utility and good looks, perhaps the most essential feature of streetwear is that it always says something. It's in this area of ideology that King ADZ and Wilma Stone excel.

Film

2012: Another Year the World Should Have Ended

The end of the year is a time for festivities, joy... and naysayers to lament the end of cultural artifacts. The naysayers needn't fear. The world hasn't ended, again. It's just different, now.

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You are a Target: 'The Daily You'

From web cookies to mobile thumbprints, you are the medium and the message is that you are being targeted.

Books

Foodie Folklore: Josh Chetwynd's 'How the Hot Dog Found its Bun'

Josh Chetwynd provides lively stories of chance featuring some of the most well-known foods, snacks and products in modern history. These stories are inspiration for the seekers of chance and wranglers of success.

Media

Flash Points: Mommy's Breast, Marriage Equality and Why Chipotle Is King

Welcome to the first edition of Flash Points -- a new weekly feature that provides a critical overview of cultural trends and developments. This week: the controversial Time cover, the gay marriage debate and the annual CLIOs.

Technology

Stop Tweeting Sh%! and Buy This

They say art imitates life, but so does advertising. What does that mean when we live our lives online?

Books

The Readers Who Might Be Rethinking Advertisements in Books

Viewing any particular media form, fiction or otherwise, as sacrosanct is to misunderstand the fact that all media forms are always and forever intertwined -- and are therefore never pure.

Books

Will Ads in Books Destroy the Industry or Save It?

With publishing numbers taking a nosedive, the industry is scrambling to find a way back to profitability. Could ads in books be the answer?

Sports

Must See TV No More?

“You’ve created a fetish around watching the commercials, and not going to the kitchen or the bathroom during the commercials. That’s a pretty amazing thing to have done,” says Turow. But is the phenomenon sustainable?

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thitysomething: The Complete First Season

The last American television series before Mad Men to treat the world of advertising seriously was this more satisfying, actual period piece.

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The New Influencers: A Marketer’s Guide to the New Social Media by Paul Gillin

Paul Gillin writes with an almost feverish, utopian optimism about the "endless possibilities" of Web 2.0 that becomes irritating.

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Catalog by Robin Cherry

Absurd as they frequently are, catalogs have a good chance of surviving longer than the magazines of which they have long seemed so derivative.

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Brand New China by Jing Wang

Written like a college textbook and packaged like a novel, this book blurs the line between storytelling and statistical analysis, making for an interesting, complex read.

Rachel Smucker
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Can journalism live without ads?

Edward Wasserman
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The Skyline is Falling

Newspaper or Viewspaper? Advertising or Editorial? The blurring of categories.

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'That Ain't Right!'

The news, television, and films all reinforce the idea that there is something wrong with even the hint of homosexuality.

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