FROM Jon Aldrich
What Ever Happened to the Jingle? “Foodmaxx, take it to the max, to maximize your shopping power food max...” Recognize that commercial? It’s one of a handful of jingles that remain in today’s mainstream consumer culture. Jingles were wildly popular in television commercials from the 1960s to the 1980s. Almost every commercial – from Pepsi, to Burger King, to Coke – seemed to have its own tune that would then get stuck in consumers’ heads. We find out what’s happened to the iconic jingle.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.