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.
Romney feminized his foes three times in five days. What’s he really trying to say?
Gingrich condescends toward Bachmann; she hits him where it hurts.
Thomas Frank traces what happens when the 1 percent grab their picket signs and go on strike.
The humorless GOP “deadbeat dad” has a public tantrum and asks for more coffee.