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Advertising news and analysis from The Nation
August 23, 2017
What ‘The Village Voice’ Taught Us About Speaking Truth to Power
As the venerable weekly newspaper ceases print publication, let us hope that its brilliantly belligerent journalistic legacy lives on.
April 18, 2017
These New Yorkers Are Covering Advertisements with Art
For the collective Art in Ad Places, advertising poisons the potential splendor of public space.
November 3, 2016
Letters From the November 21, 2016, Issue
State of denial… Platform fetishism?… Breath of fresh air… Drive the vote…
August 23, 2016
Private Prison Companies Are Embracing Alternatives to Incarceration
They’ve hijacked the language of reform—but for them, it’s still business as usual.
March 15, 2016
For Fightball players, the game is a mix of endurance and skill. For the audience, there’s a mix of spectacle, glamour, and drama.
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September 25, 2014
Hardest-Hitting Anti-Koch Ad Ever
Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?
June 3, 2014
Free to Choose?
How Americans have become tyrannized by the culture’s overinvestment in choice.
May 29, 2008
My So-Called Independents
Will TV's new world of branding and product integration destroy small independent productions?
March 4, 2004
Advertisements for Myself
Solo theatrical performances are like ads. Everyone claims to hate them but nevertheless finds the good ones irresistible. A good ad acts like a tonic, making a new idea easy to swallow.