Quantcast

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

Up with Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris-Perry are diverse in terms of gender, race and parts of the brain utilized.
The phrase “never worked a day in her life” immediately creates an Us vs. Them—and the media loves it.
Likening the 1962 film to the Trayvon Martin case, and beyond.
Romney opens wormholes to the past to kill his former selves.
From Romney to the Chamber of Commerce to the Supreme Court, Republicans are so distracted by their multiple phony attack lines that they...
We have a powerful new metaphor Romney’s habit of mechanically saying whatever he needs to get across.
Frank Bruni responds to novelist Paul Theroux’s worries about language police.