Um, Maybe Don't Use MLK's Speeches About Advertising's Evils in Ads to Sell Cars?

Brands love to sell you stuff by tugging at your heartstrings, and certainly, you can see why a company might think it’s appropriate to use the famed “Drum Major Instinct” sermon Martin Luther King, Jr. gave just a few months before his assassination to sell, uh, Dodge Ram trucks. These trucks, just like MLK, were…

Pink Singing the National Anthem With the Flu Is the Most Impressive Part Of the Super Bowl So Far

Thus far today, I, the picture of health, have 1) watched six hours of the TV program ER, and 2) eaten a burrito. Pink, who has the flu, sang the National Anthem live during the most-watched television broadcast in the country. I suppose Pink’s performance might have sounded better had her body not been wracked with a…

Reporters Didn't Go to a Press Conference on Femicide in Minnesota Because the Super Bowl Is More Important

For the past 29 years, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women has released an annual Femicide Report, which publicizes domestic violence and homicide in the state. This year, the report included information about the 24 Minnesotans who died as a result of domestic violence in 2017. The report recommended increased…