A Cultural Quagmire

My wife and I took a private tour of the theaters at New York’s Lincoln Center yesterday. Who knew that Rockefeller purchased all that land for just $5 million in 1956?Today, this magnificent complex plays host to the likes of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Vivian Beaumont Theatre and a half-dozen other esteemed cultural…… Continue reading A Cultural Quagmire

Friday’s Video Views

Ads Worth SpreadingBeet.TV founder Andy Plesser takes time with TED Talks founder Chris Anderson to talk about the lack of creativity in today’s online video advertising, and his Ads Worth Spreading contest.(Astro) Turf WarsHere’s a clip from the new film “(Astro) Turf Wars: How Corporate America Faked a Grassroots Revolution” in which billionaire David Koch…… Continue reading Friday’s Video Views

Razing Arizona

We all know what happened in Arizona recently. The tea baggers drugged the Governor’s tea and all hell ensued. The state’s now grappling with a very public (and profane) affront to its reputation that’s having very real economic consequences. From the state’s leading newspaper, The Arizona Republic, here are some of the more notable slogans…… Continue reading Razing Arizona