The Islamic Prophet Muhammad, 17th century Ottoman copy of an early 14th century (Ilkhanate period) manuscript of Northwestern Iran or northern Iraq (the "Edinburgh codex").

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed…with Digital Media

On Sunday the New York Times reported that Egyptian protesters were demanding “freedom”—not freedom of expression, but rather freedom from insult. It’s not as though they can’t take a joke—just not a joke about Mohammed. A protester in Syndey told

The Islamic Prophet Muhammad, 17th century Ottoman copy of an early 14th century (Ilkhanate period) manuscript of Northwestern Iran or northern Iraq (the "Edinburgh codex").

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed…with Digital Media

On Sunday the New York Times reported that Egyptian protesters were demanding “freedom”—not freedom of expression, but rather freedom from insult. It’s not as though they can’t take a joke—just not a joke about Mohammed. A protester in Syndey told

Shores of Walker Lake by Edward Sheriff Curtis featured on the cover of Dean Kostos's poetry collection "Rivering"

Reflections on Rivering, a collection of poems by Dean Kostos

For many, the best poetry evokes emotion by invoking human experience. For me (student of Harold Bloom and erstwhile poet), the best poetry invokes poetry—its heritage and craft. The best poetry plays with itself—reading it is like watching a peep

Shores of Walker Lake by Edward Sheriff Curtis featured on the cover of Dean Kostos's poetry collection "Rivering"

Reflections on Rivering, a collection of poems by Dean Kostos

For many, the best poetry evokes emotion by invoking human experience. For me (student of Harold Bloom and erstwhile poet), the best poetry invokes poetry—its heritage and craft. The best poetry plays with itself—reading it is like watching a peep

Ad-Killers

Advertising is just plain rude, disrupting our vistas, our entertainment, our quest for enlightenment with self-serving messages from a company or organization. We The People have put up with it for about a hundred years, but it’s time to take

Ad-Killers

Advertising is just plain rude, disrupting our vistas, our entertainment, our quest for enlightenment with self-serving messages from a company or organization. We The People have put up with it for about a hundred years, but it’s time to take

Google: From Awesome to Awful by Ruth Zamoyta

Google: from Awesome to Awful

Back in February Google was the #2 “most desired brand” among women, and the #7 most desired brand among men, according to a consumer research study commissioned by Forbes. Both men and women claimed that Google is desired because it inspires

Google: From Awesome to Awful by Ruth Zamoyta

Google: from Awesome to Awful

Back in February Google was the #2 “most desired brand” among women, and the #7 most desired brand among men, according to a consumer research study commissioned by Forbes. Both men and women claimed that Google is desired because it inspires

Deviant Marketing

April 18, 2012 ~ These days consumers curate the advertisements they want to watch, read, or listen to, so if brands want to be heard, they have to be deviant. Not morally deviant, but deviant in terms of product development

Deviant Marketing

April 18, 2012 ~ These days consumers curate the advertisements they want to watch, read, or listen to, so if brands want to be heard, they have to be deviant. Not morally deviant, but deviant in terms of product development

Art Happens ~ With or Without a Job

October 21, 2011 ~  Frederick, a field mouse in the eponymous children’s book by Leo Lionni, sits by while his friends scurry about, storing nuts and grains for the long winter months that await them. In their hovel, the mice

Art Happens ~ With or Without a Job

October 21, 2011 ~  Frederick, a field mouse in the eponymous children’s book by Leo Lionni, sits by while his friends scurry about, storing nuts and grains for the long winter months that await them. In their hovel, the mice

Choosing a Consultant: Integrity

October 1, 2011 ~  It’s inevitable. Sooner or later you’ll need expertise—you’ll need to outsource. Whether you are a company looking for a communications consultant, or a homeowner remodeling your kitchen, you meet with several people and discuss the products

Choosing a Consultant: Integrity

October 1, 2011 ~  It’s inevitable. Sooner or later you’ll need expertise—you’ll need to outsource. Whether you are a company looking for a communications consultant, or a homeowner remodeling your kitchen, you meet with several people and discuss the products