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The Cannes Before the Storm

THE DAY BEFORE THE CANNES FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY BEGINS IN EARNEST is a ballet of well-managed chaos. Some venues are still being built and painted, agencies furiously slap up posters promoting their events, and the infamous Gutter Bar — the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Isn’t (Really) About Fathers

FOR YEARS ON FATHER’S DAY I WOULD REPUBLISH AN OLD POST I WROTE ABOUT MY DAD. I liked it, which was a valid reason to be sure — but the real reason was I was just lazy, and re-posting old … Continue reading

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Truth: The New Digital Divide

IN WONDER WOMAN, the new summer blockbuster from DC Comics, Diana Prince uses her “Lasso of Truth” to ensnare the bad guys and make them come clean. Her lasso is the ultimate weapon – nonviolent yet all-powerful. The world could … Continue reading

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Making Fear a Non-Factor

FEAR ONLY EXISTS IF YOU LET IT. Ask the man who casually fled the London Bridge terror attack with pint in hand. Ask the Borough Market restaurant patron who returned the next day to pay his bill and tip the … Continue reading

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On Being American

THE WAR ON TERROR IS OVER. And we lost. What began on Sept. 11, 2001, ended on Jan. 27, 2017. It ended when the US Government banned million of refugees and legal residents from entering the country out of ignorance … Continue reading

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Dear PR and Marketing People: Be Activists, not Apologists

FUCK “POST-TRUTH. “ There, that feels better. Plus I’ve always wanted to begin a blog post by swearing, so no matter what you think of the rest of this rant, mission accomplished. But seriously, fuck “post-truth” and “fake news” and … Continue reading

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America 2016: Monsters Under the Bed

WHEN WE WERE LITTLE THERE WERE MONSTERS UNDER OUR BEDS. They kept us up at night, our covers pulled tight over our heads and our hearts demanding swift exit from our chests. We never saw the monsters but we felt … Continue reading

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