Super Bowl commercials are well-known for their controversial subjects and the chatter they spark post-game, but the conversations following Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad were in a league of their own.
Are you ready for some... online dating? While the final word of this phrase may normally be football, there may be a larger connection between the outcome of a football game and online dating activity than one might normally imagine.
Yes, Mr. West, America will look very different in 2043. That America, too, will be beautiful. Let us "work for the elevation" of every American and reap the national prosperity that the realization of their individual promise will bring.
I can snob it up with the best of them. But I also usually manage to remind myself of the humanity of what we are doing, and in the end, that tempers my opinion. I think the love of the art form and the artists.
Knowing your audience has a new meaning. Along with figuring out what might interest humans, you increasingly need to appeal to machines.
So it may seem to some that this is solely a sport of men jumping on top of one another, a sort of testosterone climax, yet it is so much more.
We tell students "follow your dreams" -- this is often misguided advice. Throughout school, many children spend their evenings at sports practice, and even more nights dreaming of being a professional athlete. However, 99 percent don't make it.
The New York Times had a great opportunity recently to create awareness about the face of slavery today -- human trafficking of women and girls for co...
When the Seattle Seahawks beat the Broncos into submission on Super Bowl Sunday it sent a strong statement around the league. The Seahawks quarterback played bigger than his competitor.
As Valentine's Day approaches, love is in the air in all shapes and forms at Downton Abbey. When it comes to matters of the heart, Sunday night's episode reminds us that whether it is 1922 or 2014, certain truths about love are timeless.
Here's what I loved about that ad: It wasn't just multiracial people drinking cans of Coke. It integrated the languages and sounds that help make America beautiful. Whatever you think of Coca-Cola and its products, it's hard not to celebrate the ways in which the diversity of America is truly integrated into the ad.
Though I have an enviable relationship with my father (for a gay man) and hang out with him and his wife occasionally at their home in New Jersey, I was taken aback by the randomness of his request. We don't often go to exclusive nightlife events together.
Rather than simply spending $4 million for 30 seconds of in-the-moment hype, brands like M&M, Axe, Jaguar and Sodastream are using their Super Bowl advertisements -- and the corresponding hype -- to launch year-long integrated marketing campaigns.
Beyond stirring more drama than the lopsided Seahawks win, why did the "America is beautiful" meme matter?