Leslie Savan blogs for The Nation about media and politics. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for her Village Voice column about advertising, Savan is the author of Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and, Like…Whatever and The Sponsored Life: Ads, TV, and American Culture. She has been widely published, including in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, Mother Jones, and Huffington Post. She has appeared frequently on TV and radio, and is very happy to be a talking head in Helvetica, a film about the font.
Could a debate over campaign finance breathe new life into Lhota's bid for NYC mayor?
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota try to find the right tone for their debate.
Will the media start nodding along to Lhota's new, falsifiable script?
With de Blasio coming out on top in last night’s debate, Republicans regroup for future attacks.
If Bill de Blasio wins the NYC mayoral race (and he will), expect to hear more from the Working Families Party.
Stewart and Lohota both find the individual mandate so confusing, they're willing to forestall some of the ACA’s most potent policy.