Things are Getting Heteronormative

Dark lit interiors, little black dress, jewlery that doubles as bondage. Classier drinks means non-butch lesbians, threesomes, wild orgies and a morning free of hangovers and STDs. Remy Martin’s latest NYC ad, “Things are getting interesting” tells us nothing we don’t already know. The equation between expensive drinks and better sexual encounters is as classically … Continue reading

Creativity Can Solve Anything (according to local advertisers)

Or so claims the tag line of the new documentary, Art and Copy. The film is at worst a creative ad for the advertising agency and at best an example of the slippery subject of consumerism. Representing both the everyday and the exotic, advertisements are simultaneously oppressive and liberating. My argument is nothing new, this … Continue reading

Mall Cultural

When thinking¬† of mall culture, the absurdity of David Byrne and John Goodman in Texas immediately comes to mind. Since moving to New York however, events such as Bang on a Can and River to River Festival at the World Financial Center challenge my perception regarding¬† malls and culture. Owned by Brookfield Properties Corporation, the … Continue reading