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.
The Republicans' last-dtich effort to ward off the inevitable involves lots of Red Scare and Harry Belafonte.
Photo spreads of Lhota’s and de Blasio’s families hit the news stands on the same day, in the New York Post and New York magazine, respectively.
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.