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Steven Suskin

Aisle View: Modern Masterwork

Steven Suskin | December 4, 2016 | Entertainment
Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen Photo: Matthew Murphy "Don't ask questions, just go see Dear Evan Hansen" began my review of last May's Second Stage Theatre production of the new musical, which after a hiatus opened tonight at the...
Roger Wolfson

Here's what has to happen in the next 14 days

Roger Wolfson | December 4, 2016 | Politics
A lot of wishful thinking is happening in America right now. "Maybe Trump the President will be different than Trump the Candidate." We already know this is a fallacy. Trump the President-Elect is exactly the same as Trump the Candidate. "Maybe he'll suddenly become more responsible and balanced." "Maybe this...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) UK's Virgin Media Offers Addressable VOD, Liberty Global's Paul Says

Andy Plesser | December 4, 2016 | Media
LONDON -- It just launched its new V6 set-top box and a weird Android tablet this week and, though the kit reportedly does not upgrade the advertiser offering, according to The Drum, UK cable operator Virgin Media is already helping serve targeted ads inside catch-up programming. Virgin Media,...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) AT&T's Welch On INVIDI Deal: 'Huge Opportunity' For Cross-Screen Addressable Ads

Andy Plesser | December 4, 2016 | Business
LONDON - If where you spend your time and money says a lot about your priorities, AT&T has anted up in a big way on cross-screen addressable advertising with its participation in the acquisition of INVIDI Technologies. "We've been spending a lot of our time and a lot of our...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) INVIDI Buys GroupM A Place At Addressable's Table: Gottlieb

Andy Plesser | December 4, 2016 | Media
LONDON -- In what is beginning to look like a season of exits for video ad-tech startups, addressable TV specialist INVIDI was last month acquired by AT&T, DISH and WPP. The 16-year-old company has come in to its own of late, by helping advertisers serve household-targeted ads in to TV streams...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Data-Driven Campaigns Demand Automation, Horstman Says

Andy Plesser | December 4, 2016 | Technology
MIAMI --The possibilities are endless, the data-points are infinite and opportunities to reach consumers abound. You want to allocate human staff to run all that? Good luck, says AudienceXpress's Walt Horstman - this level of complexity, in the new TV ad ecosystem, needs a fallback to code. "You apply an advanced dataset that...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Trump's Campaign Success Has Lessons For Marketers, comScore's Livek

Andy Plesser | December 4, 2016 | Politics
MIAMI -- He famously under-spent his rival on TV ads, making greater hay from late-night tweets and sometimes outlandish monologues. So does Donald Trump's eventual election suggest a crisis in TV ad effectiveness? When the most important political period in US democracy turns back the clock on what had been...
Ryan Stewman

One Man Is Using His Sordid Past To Change Thousands Of Men's Futures

Ryan Stewman | December 4, 2016 | Business
Nobody's perfect. Matter of fact, if you really dig deep and think about it, we are all pretty messed up. We've all had a series of events in our lives affect us to the point where we might feel like damaged goods. These...
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

DAPL: A Victory Of The Great Spirit

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | December 4, 2016 | Politics
“They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.” -Sitting Bull (Powder River Council Speech, 1875) Despite mainstream media‘s lukewarm coverage and plenty of naysayers, the eight...
Georgianne Nienaber

Army Corps Denies Construction on Dakota Access Pipeline

Georgianne Nienaber | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Here is the full release. Today, the Army informed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Energy Transfer Partners, and Dakota Access, LLC, that it has completed the review that it launched on September 9, 2016. The Department of the Army will not...
Robert Kuttner

Cecile Richards Or Tom Perez For DNC Chair

Robert Kuttner | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Here are two outside-the-box ideas for potential people to lead the national Democratic Party. Neither has declared a candidacy. This is just a citizen nomination, from me.
Robert Kuttner

Cecile Richards Or Tom Perez For DNC Chair

Robert Kuttner | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Here are two outside-the-box ideas for potential people to lead the national Democratic Party. Neither has declared a candidacy. This is just a citizen nomination, from me.
Robert Reich

Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

Robert Reich | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Last Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump triumphantly celebrated Carrier’s decision to reverse its plan to close a furnace plant and move jobs to Mexico. Some 800 jobs will remain in Indianapolis. “Corporate America is going to have to understand that we have to take care of our workers,” Trump told...
Jessica Lee

Legal Protections For Nursing Moms Are On The Chopping Block

Jessica Lee | December 4, 2016 | Parents
This week millions of working moms were ready to celebrate as a new federal regulation that would have increased their pay and provided additional rights to pump breastmilk at work was slated to go into effect.
David Macaray

Organized Labor In Trump World

David Macaray | December 4, 2016 | Politics
While trying not to appear too spooked or rattled by the prospect of a Trump presidency, organized labor (with a nod to Hunter S. Thompson) nonetheless assumes it's going to be hit with a million-pound shithammer. They'd be foolish to assume otherwise. And that's not because the AFL-CIO believes...
Katie Goodman

Move Some Sh*t Around

Katie Goodman | December 4, 2016 | Entertainment
The Conversation Global

How the US is outsourcing border enforcement to Mexico

The Conversation Global | December 4, 2016 | Latino Voices
Mexico often detains Central Americans before they reach the US border, including children, like Kendri Hernandez, 3 (L) and Andri Yovani, 2. Carlos Jasso/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In describing the complex relationship between the two countries, Jeffrey...
Sirita Wright

Smoke Some Trees With Master P

Sirita Wright | December 4, 2016 | Black Voices
The original No Limit Soldier, Master P has now joined a list of rappers including - Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah and Wiz Khalifa in evolving the cannabis industry. The statement released from the brands website describes Master P's Trees as a "complete lifestyle" with products ranging from...
Bruce Helander


Bruce Helander | December 4, 2016 | Arts
Andy Warhol, Open This End, 1962, Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 27.9 cm). The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles partial and promised gift of Blake Byrne. © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights...
Lincoln Mitchell

Six Things Democrats Can Do Now To Combat Trumpism

Lincoln Mitchell | December 4, 2016 | Politics
The fundamental challenge for the Democratic Party is how to win even slightly more of the lower income white vote without compromising its core positions on issue of equality, tolerance and civil rights. Below are six concrete recommendations for how to do that.