Categories: Culture Collisions

Friction Point Between Traditional Publishers And Web Spurs Chafing, Action

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 26

There is always a kind of push-me, pull-me dynamic with traditional publishers and programmers when it comes to the Web, woth virtually all of those players furiously yo-yo-ing between engagement...

David Brooks Mourns Passing Of Simpler, More Innocent Time In Media; Is Troubled By Crazy Noise The Kids Listen To; Raises Concerns He Is Actually 400 Years Old

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 20

Under the guise of writing about a segmented society, the New York TImes' David Brooks ends up flogging a very, very tired (and distressingly baby boomer-culture-centric) argument about the perils...

The Economist Thinks Dashboard Confessional, Tight Pants, Earnestness All Totally Suck

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 07

I'm trying to figure out if The Economist's (firewalled) thumbnail description of emo kids quoted below is a triumph of cluelessness or a triumph of incisiveness: Bryan [that's Rod Bryan,...

Got To Be Real? Um, No, Actually.

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 13

Meghan O’Rourke rightly notes in Slate that the larger truth about Oprah’s response to the James Frey flap is that in certain climates of this culture, anything that provides a...

Collapsing New Appliances

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 01

A pal forwarded these totally amazing and bizarre ads done for German home improvement retailer Hornbach which star Blixa Bargeld, the main guiding force behind long-running industrial band Einsturzende Neubauten....

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