TBS Vocab-Extender 4: Irresistibly Idoneous

TBS Vocab-Extender 4: Irresistibly Idoneous

Loretta Barnard

It’s that time again. Gird your vocabularied loins, for it’s time for the pointed end of The Big Smoke’s Vocab-Extender, where this week we get real flirty.

The Week in Media: February 25th, 2017

The Week in Media: February 25th, 2017

Denise Shrivell

Every week, The Big Smoke presents industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we chart the media landscape, we list the thirty ad people you should be following on Twitter, and we wonder if advertising can beat the alt-right.

Facing Their Waterloo: Could This Be the End of U.S. Democratic Party?

Facing Their Waterloo: Could This Be the End of U.S. Democratic Party?

Nicholas Harrington

The Democratic Party is on the political ropes. They’ve lost Congress, most state legislatures, and the White House. This weekend’s vote for DNC chair may foretell the midterm elections, the 2020 Presidential election, and beyond.

Scientists Launch toward Earth-Like Planets to Restart Species

Scientists Launch toward Earth-Like Planets to Restart Species

Jordan King Lacroix

With the gobsmacking news that a string of Earth-like planets has been discovered, it seems that scientists have already launched ships in their direction—with rather spurious reasons why.

Blair-xit: When a Politician Falls by His Sword, He Should Retire His Public Persona

Blair-xit: When a Politician Falls by His Sword, He Should Retire His Public Persona

Trisha De Borchgrave

Last week, Tony Blair took it upon himself to change the minds of those who voted for Brexit. As he is one of those responsible for circumstances that enabled the vote, perhaps he should quietly slip to the background.

Book Review: We the Animals by Justin Torres

Book Review: We the Animals by Justin Torres

Joseph Edwin Haeger

Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews We the Animals by Justin Torres.

Dude, Where's My Cred? How Ashton Kutcher > Robert De Niro

Dude, Where's My Cred? How Ashton Kutcher > Robert De Niro

Jess Scully

As the Hollywood aphorism goes, you're only as good as your last thing. And since Ashton Kutcher has done the world some good, I believe we should remember him over Robert De Niro.

Judgment in the Age of Zen

Judgment in the Age of Zen

Verónica Pamoukaghlián

Verónica Pamoukaghlián examines how important it is to be judgmental in this day and age.

Or We Could Just Keep Hating Each Other

Or We Could Just Keep Hating Each Other

Jacob Meeks

Jacob Meeks examines stereotyping and the harm this kind of thinking is doing to our country and our world. It's time to question the truth of our own thoughts.

Why Melania Is Wrong about Cyberbullying

Why Melania Is Wrong about Cyberbullying

Ginger Gorman

If U.S. First Lady Melania Trump wants to change the culture around cyberbullying, she'll need to change her understanding of what constitutes online abuse first.

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The Week in Media: February 25th, 2017

Denise Shrivell

Every week, The Big Smoke presents industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we chart the media landscape, we list the thirty ad people you should be following on Twitter, and we wonder if advertising can beat the alt-right.

Society

TBS Vocab-Extender 4: Irresistibly Idoneous

Loretta Barnard

It’s that time again. Gird your vocabularied loins, for it’s time for the pointed end of The Big Smoke’s Vocab-Extender, where this week we get real flirty.

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