• Walk Softly In Skinny Jeans & Carry A Barbell: The New 'Donny!'
    I came to praise "Donny!" -- not bury him. But with this "alternative comedy," which comes from Left/Right, the same producers of "Odd Mom Out," he does an awfully good job of burying himself.
  • Barbie & 'Playboy': Both Busting Moves On The Internet Of Gendered Things
    So Playboy sheds the nudes just as Barbie gets a voice. Are these announcements connected? What do they mean for the culture?
  • If You Can't Handle The Truth: The Third Steve Jobs Movie
    Aaron Sorkin, the man responsible for the line "You can't handle the truth!" in "A Few Good Men," seems to live by that philosophy in his screenplay for "Steve Jobs" (which opens nationwide on Oct. 23). Although the film is based loosely on the Jobs-approved Walter Isaacson biography of the same name, Sorkin took substantial liberties in compressing the giant bestseller into a tidy narrative in three acts.
  • Griddle Me This: How Vast Is The McBreakfast Club?
    "Why, McDonald's, why?" That line was part of Stephen Colbert's fist-shaking opener during a recent "Late Night" show. The host's lament referred to the news that after testing it for six months in San Diego, McDonald's had officially started serving ALL DAY BREAKFAST in all its restaurants throughout America.In his unhappiness, Colbert seemed to be a party of one, while the announcement had practically cracked the Internet, which is unusual for anything corporate.
  • Weathering Advertising Week: Advertising For Good?
    "(Fill in the blank) is about to change everything," tended to be the rough title of about 30% of the panels during Advertising Week -- it's an industry in transition, after all! Still, lifting the lid on tough issues in a communal atmosphere can't hurt.