Critic's Notebook: Why 'Hamilton' Counts as a Legitimate Game-Changer
Unlike other recent blockbusters that soared on laughs, spectacle or expert pastiche, Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary bio-musical is both a cultural phenomenon and an instant milestone in the art f...
Will Smith's NFL Head Injury Movie 'Concussion' Reveals First Trailer
Directed by Peter Landesman, the film also stars Albert Brooks and Alec Baldwin. read more
MTV VMAs 2015: TV Review
Miley vs. Nicki will grab all the headlines, but the sporadically entertaining show was confusing and frustrating. read more
MTV VMAs: The Night's Best and Worst Moments
From Kanye West's life-affirming speech to Nicki Minaj's spat with Miley Cyrus, here are the highlights from the 32nd annual awards show.read more
How Bloodvertising Became One of Today's Most Visceral Trends
We live in an increasingly virtual world. But some recent campaigns are getting almost uncomfortably corporeal. Earlier this year, BBDO Proximity Thailand broke a stop-smoking campaign for the Thai...
News Startups Like 'LittleThings' Are Trying to Tackle Viewability Early
The issue of viewability, online ads people can actually see, is the cause of much Sturm und Drang among publishers and advertisers these days, but a new wave of media upstarts are hoping to sideste...
Can Agencies Win If They Don't Play the Spec Pitch Game?
When Mike Wolfsohn and his two partners left Southern California agency Ignited in 2010 to form High Wide & Handsome, they vowed not to participate in competitive pitches requiring contenders to...
Miley Cyrus Releases Free New Album After Trippy VMA Performance
The host took the stage at the end of Sunday night's show, proclaiming that she smokes pot and pushing for "peace, mother f—ers."read more
Wes Craven Dead: Hollywood Reacts
The famed maestro of horror known for the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Scream' franchises, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.read more
What Agencies Can Learn From the Frenzied Creative Blitz to End California's Drought
The advertising and marketing community is home to some of the most imaginative minds in business. We use creativity to solve problems every day. So we decided that it was time to use that brainpowe...
Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 8 'Surrogates': Replacement Therapies
PREVIOUSLY: Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 7, 'Monkey Business': No Use to Man or Beast The Syllabus Tonight's episode of "Masters of Sex" begins with two sleights of...
How a Marketing Agency Broke All the Rules to Become a Lifestyle Brand Beloved by Stars
You may have noticed celebrities such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and UFC champ Ronda Rousey wearing apparel emblazoned with the names of iconic fighters such as Mu...
JWT's Matt Eastwood May Write Copy, But His Home Reveals a True Passion for Design
Matt Eastwood has spent all his advertising career as a copywriter—but his first love was design, which he studied at university in his native Australia. Design has always been a profound inf...
Review: 'Show Me a Hero' Parts 5 and 6 Reframe the Argument With a Sobering Finale
First Item of Business"Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy." F. Scott Fitzgerald's fateful words — verbalized by a reporter after Nick's failed reelection bid in Part 4 — summed...
How Good Morning America's Lara Spencer Became a Flea Market Maven
Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer credits her mother with influencing her penchant for unearthing decorating treasures. "I have been yard sale-ing and hunting for treasures since I was ...
MTV VMAs: Nicki Minaj Calls Miley Cyrus a "Bitch" in Acceptance Speech
Miley Cyrus is hosting the 32nd annual awards show from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater.read more
What Your Home Looks Like When You've Traveled to Most of the Countries on Earth
After visiting 123 countries, it is safe to say that Michael Clinton, marketing president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, is at home pretty much anywhere on the planet—and, it see...
Inside Jonathan Adler's Duplex, an Ever-Changing Creative Lab Packed With His Own Creations
On a few weekends each year, an arts and crafts fair sets up shop along University Place, a narrow, leafy street in New York's Greenwich Village that borders the apartment building where designe...
Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76
He wrote and directed the first 'Nightmare on Elm Street' film, helmed the first four 'Scream' movies and guided Meryl Steep to an Oscar nom for 'Music of the Heart.'read more
Weekend Report August 31, 2015
Straight Outta Compton: $13MM F. Gary Gray UTA - Michael Sheresky & Ramses Ishak Principato Young Entertainment - Brian Dobbins & Allen Fischer Corey Hawkins ICM Partners - Sean...

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