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I love Valentine’s Day. I really do. It’s some sort of weird disorder, or maybe just a testament to the successful rhetoric of greeting card companies. But in any case, it’s nice to think that once a year you can … Continue reading
It has been declared, almost unanimously it seems, the best commercial of the Super Bowl. And it’s for a Volkswagen Passat, a decidedly un-luxurious vehicle. What does this spot tell us about the persistence of traditional narratives of middle class … Continue reading
Can the privileged class start enjoying its privileges again already? Here’s the first in a three-part series on the Super Bowl’s auto commercials (including perhaps THE only two popular ads this year). They tell a divided story. Audi: Release the … Continue reading
I like McSweeney’s when it’s funny. And though I have gone back and forth on Dave Eggers, I have been strongly in the “pro” camp (at least when it comes to his work) since Zeitoun, a powerful piece of writing … Continue reading