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Leslie Savan | The Nation

Leslie Savan

Author Bios

Leslie Savan

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.

Articles

News and Features

Keeping Beck on might have complicated the Fox-GOP industrial complex’s ability to use government power on behalf of the moneyed interests.

Keith Olbermann's suspension from MSNBC was only the most recent in a series of corporate disciplinary actions against journalists that usually redound to the right’s favor.

The cool kid bullied the uncool kids in the Stewart/Sanchez affair, while CNN, like a cowed principal, ran from the crossfire.

Blogs

When it comes to Ebola, ISIS and other perceived threats, the right basically wants us to build a higher dang fence and then Otherize the...
Do we dismiss sentimentality in media too easily—or not enough?
CNN’s climate change coverage almost disappeared like Malaysian Flight 370.
Why is it that one of the authors Amazon is choosing not to screw over just happens to be the chair of the House Budget Committee?...
Bolling apologized, he said, because his wife gave him “the look.” Sounds sincere to us!
Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?
How dare Obama salute someone without first tossing his coffee cup aside?