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Art & Politics: Artist Jose Toirac Rewrites Cuban History

It wasn’t just his aesthetic and his craft that knocked me sideways; it was his cunning, his wit, his passionate…

A Look Back: Commercial Nostalgia

One of my first memories of successful subliminal messaging from an ad campaign was at the ripe age of 7.…

Book Review: The Challenger Sale

Too often, I start a promising business book with high hopes of gaining some new, valuable insight only to close…

A First Hand Account of Gwyn and Goop: A Story of Authentic Branding

“Well hey, yall!” That’s the line Gwyneth Paltrow used to greet an eagerly packed ballroom this morning at Music City…

David Bowie: Man on the Moon

David Bowie died today and I have a confession to make: he was not my favorite musician. The fact is,…

Book Review: Leave Your Mark

What’s it about? Leave Your Mark is a “real talk” memoir from one of the fashion industries favorite PR gurus,…

A Quick Look at ‘Real Beauty’

Soap. It’s probably not something you think about much. At least until you, or someone around you, has forgone using…

Boxing’s Evil Genius Hangs ‘Em Up

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is hanging up his gloves. Retiring undefeated at 49-0, universally recognized as the best pound-for-pound fighter of…

Women’s Groups are for Bad Ass Women

A social media director’s life lesson on doing things in society. Reason 1,345,678 why I love working for Astute Communications…

The Bookshelf: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Picking a new book can be a daunting task. With no short supply of novels or nonfiction in your “recommended…