John Young

05/21/2015 - 3:27pm

    A tried-and-true advertising concept is a technique called myth analysis. In it, the marketer establishes a narrative that has nothing to do with the product, but which sticks in the minds of consumers.

    It applies to beer and beach volleyball,...

04/16/2015 - 4:45pm

    The subjects were protest and time.

    A thoughtful teen told me that protest today just doesn’t have the efficiency that protest must have had, say, in the ‘60s.

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04/08/2015 - 10:26pm

    Jelly shoes. Guys with frosted hair tips. Hand-held games. Wallet chains. Sony DiscMan. Netscape. Giga Pets. They’re remnants of another decade.

    And so in one regard is the man who offers...

04/02/2015 - 2:29pm

    Ninety-four percent of the residents of Denver, Colo., have health coverage. By contrast, if state averages apply, only 76 percent of those in Denver City, Texas, do.

    Do you live in Denver, Fla...

03/26/2015 - 7:57pm

    On “The Nightly Show,” Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore nailed it.

    After the University of Oklahoma kicked its SAE fraternity off campus for a racist display that even for rich...

03/19/2015 - 2:29pm

    As the Oscars telecast moved on with impassioned acceptance speeches, one pondered the hypersonic rate at which Republican viewers were finding other fare.

    Yes, we’re talking five times the...

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