Got Dystopia? The Bookstore Sure Does!

Got dystopia The bookstore sure does!

Fiction sales go through trend cycles just like any other kind of fashion. For a while Westerns were all the rage. Then Science Fiction or Mysteries, Fantasies or Chick Lit. These days, you can’t toss a bookmark in a bookstore without hitting a dystopian novel. From George Orwell’s celebrated work, “1984” to the smash hit […]

Kesha Speaks Out About Online Bullying

Kesha Speaks Out About Online Bullying

And now for a public service announcement from … Kesha? Yes. The singer, songwriter, and rapper has been at the center of many harsh online “conversations,” and now she’s speaking out about online bullying. At the recent SXSW festival, she took part in a panel discussion on the topic and left no confusion as to […]

Marines Change Their Public Relations Campaign

Marines Change Their Public Relations Campaign

The ads are memorable: A daring adventurer scales a cliff and engages in a fight to the death with a massive dragon. He defeats the beast and earns the right to take his place among The Few and The Proud … the Marines. The campaign and others like it emphasized top-shelf heroism and put masculinity […]

Sam Jackson Questioned Over Comments about Black Actors

Sam Jackson questioned over comments about black actors

Superstar actor Samuel L. Jackson is not known for apologizing for his commentary. The action star has built a reputation for creating nuanced, interesting and hyper-profane characters. From his raging airline passenger intent on getting all these snakes off this !!@@#$ plane, to his internet famous reading of the now huge-selling children’s book parody, “Go […]

Pawnees Sue Oklahoma Over Earthquakes

Pawnees Sue Oklahoma Over Earthquakes

Native Americans have been in court with fossil fuel companies quite a bit lately. For the past few years, Sioux in the Dakotas have been fighting against pipeline projects they say endanger their water supply. Now, an Oklahoma-based Pawnee tribe is suing a number of oil companies, alleging that the severe increase in earthquakes is […]

Remy and Minaj Still Beefing

Remy and Minaj Still Beefing

Remy Ma is still going after Nicki Minaj, and fans of the singer, rapper, and talent show judge are looking for Minaj to fire back. The Hip Hop beef began when Ma dropped “Shether,” in which the female rapper dumped all over her fellow lady gangsta. Then Ma added another punch with her next single […]

Lessons from the CDC about Crisis Communications

Lessons from the CDC about Crisis Communications

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) deals with a very specific type of problem. So planning for a crisis situation in advance is easier than in some businesses, but putting that aside, most businesses provide a limited number of products or services, so setting up an advance plan for crisis communications is possible … and […]

Cosby gets a small win in court

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In what might be the only light at the end of the tunnel for comic and TV star turned accused rapist Bill Cosby a recent court ruling lessens the accusations being leveled against the fallen superstar. According to the Associated Press, a judge ruled that only one of the comedian’s many accusers will be allowed […]

Disney Management Axes PewDiePie

Disney management axes PewDiePie

When you’re running things, you are held responsible for the decisions of your team, even if you never worked directly with them, and they messed up on their own time. Such is the way of things, especially in the Internet Age. Couple that truism with the fact that prevailing perception quickly becomes reality, and people […]