Posts tagged television
The Jack Box Death Trip: How Ads Promote Progressive Values from Plate to Altar While Still Making Everybody Rich by Travis Diehl
Nearly 100 years ago, Edward Bernays pioneered the wily world of advertising, the manipulative business of telling the public what they want. When a 2012 Jack in the Box ad campaign tossed together corporate damage control, social commentary, and irreverence, a big dash of William Burroughs landed in Bernays’s original recipe.
In the Valley with Jeffrey Vallance by Damon Willick
Jeffrey Vallance lives in Canoga Park, not far from where he grew up. He has spent much of his life in these parts and has been described by Dave Hickey as the Valley’s Herodotus and its Candide. As Hickey writes: “For him, the Valley, and the Valley world that spreads beyond it, is the domain of real fakes and fake realities, with no center, no edges, no top, no bottom, and no direction—a tattered sphere of overlapping neighborhoods and floating islands, where everything is interconnected, always interconnected, everywhere."