71 - Corporate Sponsors Fail Shakespeare, Most Interesting Man Dropped, and Kalanick Takes Leave From Uber

Brand Eff Up?

“Et Tu, Delta? Shakespeare in the Park Sponsors Withdraw From Trump-Like ‘Julius Caesar,’” NY Times

What’s Up?

“Dos Equis Drops Agency That Created Most Interesting Man,” Ad Age

What’s Next?

“Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence,” Guardian

DitC: 

P: Black Terry Cat, by Xenia Rubinos

G: “Satellite Flight,” on IndieGogo

70 - Harvard Revokes Admission For Racist Memes, Oligarchs Donate Money For Schools, and Fidget Spinners

Brand Eff Up?

“Harvard Revoked Admission Offers To At Least 10 Students After They Posted Offensive Memes,” Buzzfeed

What’s Up?

“The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools,” NY Times

What’s Next:

“Your Fidget Spinner Is Reshaping The Retail Industry,” Buzzfeed 

DitC:

M: The Black Jacobins, by CLR James

P: Lawrence in Arabia, by Scott Anderson

69 - Bill Maher Sorry For Calling Himself a "House Nigger," Millennials Blind to Brands, and the Supreme-Flipping Financial Plan

Brand Eff Up?

“What Was Bill Maher’s Big Mistake?” NY Times

 What’s Up?

“...Young Viewers are Unable to Identify Network Behind Programs,” Global News Wire

 What’s Next?

“The Supreme Retirement Plan: How to Become a Millionaire by Flipping Streetwear,” WealthSimple

DitC:

M: Brazil (1985 film)

P: Skin, by Ephraim Lewis (1992)

68 - Amazon’s Unromantic Bookstore, the Most Anti-social Social, and Network Last Hurrah For Game Shows?

Brand Eff Up:

“Amazon’s first bookstore in New York City sucks the joy out of buying books,” Quartz

What’s Up?

The current television game show revival.

What’s Next?

“Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health,” Quartz

Diggin’ in the Crates:

R: Roger Moore, recently deceased James Bond actor. (Live and Let Die, Moonraker)

M: “The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom,” by Rod Stryker

P: “Children of the New World: Stories,” by Alexander Weinstein; “War Against the Weak,” by Edwin Black

67 - Bro Rompers Are Here, The Fall of 'Influencers,' and Consultants Move Into Marketers' Turf

Brand Eff Up

“The Bro Romper Exists and I Don't Want to Live on This Planet Anymore,” Esquire

What’s Up?

“THE RACE IS ON! How IBM, Accenture, PwC and Deloitte Are Shaking Up the Marketing Industry”

AdAge

What’s Next?

“The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of Influencers,” NY Times

Diggin’ in the Crates:

M: “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War,” by Stephen Kinzer

P: The Library

66 - Joe Budden Calls Out Lil Yachty’s Happiness, ‘How To Be a Latin Lover’ Shows How To Be a Box Office Success, & American Airlines Boots Black Woman From First Class

Brand Eff Up:

“Black Passenger Says American Airlines Forced Her to Give Up Her 1st-Class Seat but Let Her White Friend Remain,” The Root

What’s Up?

“Lil Yachty Clashes With Joe Budden in Heated Hip-Hop Debate,” High Snobiety

What’s Next?

“Eugenio Derbez Delivers Box Office Hit With 'How To Be A Latin Lover,’' Forbes

DitC:

M: Captain Fantastic (2016)

P: Kings of Tomorrow, “It’s In The Lifestyle,” and “Trouble”


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65 - Fyre Festival: S#it Show of the Year, SheaMoisture Sidelines Black Women, and Heineken Shows Pepsi How to do a “Political” Ad

Brand Eff Up:

“The Day SheaMoisture Got Extra Ashy, Explained,” The Root

What’s Up?

“Heineken's new ad gets totally political, and it's surprisingly great,” Upworthy

What’s Next?

“Fyre Festival Head Billy McFarland: 'We Were a Little Naive',” Rolling Stone

DitC:

M: “Think on These Things,” by Jiddu Krishnamurti

G: “Ego Is the Enemy,” by Ryan Holiday & Bunji Garlin, “Take Over Town”

P: Mad Men

64 - Handmaid’s Tale Uncomfortable With Feminist Label, Breitbart Gets Credentials Blocked, and Uber Takes Lack of Ethics to the Skies

Brand Eff Up

“The Handmaid’s Tale cast has resisted calling it feminist. So did Margaret Atwood, once.” Vox

What’s Up?

“Breitbart has been denied permanent government press credentials,” FastCompany

What’s Next?

“Uber is getting serious about building real, honest-to-god flying taxis,” The Verge

DitC:

M: “The Revolution Will Not Be Curated,” The Baffler

W: IAmJaeHall (Hip-Hop/R&B artist )

63 - Juicero: Venture Capital’s Latest Innovation Failure, KFC’s Chicken Sandwich in Space, and Retailers Dying Fast

Brand Eff Up:

“Juicero CEO Begs You: Do NOT Squeeze Our Juice Bags,” Gizmodo

What’s Up?

“As KFC promises to launch sandwich into space, Rob Lowe stars as the new Colonel Sanders,” CNBC

What’s Next?

“Stores are closing at an epic pace,” CNN Money

DitC:

Michael: Silicon Valley on HBO

Phil: “Understanding Media,” Marshall McLuhan

Matt: “The Lords of Creation,” by Frederick Lewis Allen

62 - United Airlines Unites Everyone Against Them, YouTube Algorithms Don't Like Independent News, and Netflix Chilled By Subscriber Slowdown

Brand Eff Up?

“Overbooked flight on Delta? You now could get nearly $10,000 to give up your seat,” LA Times

What’s Up?

“How YouTube’s Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media,” NY Times

What’s Next?

“Netflix beats first-quarter earnings estimates, but slowdown in subscribers hits stock after hours,” LA Times

Diggin’ in the Crates:

P: Get Out (2017 Mystery/Thriller)

The Open-Source Everything Manifesto by Robert David Steele

M: A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes

61 - Kendall Jenner and Pepsi Released the Worst Ad of the Year, Models Having Sex Now, and Condé Nast’s New Perk: Get Paid In a Timely Way

Brand Eff Up:

“Ad of the Day: Kendall Jenner protests with Pepsi and Skip Marley in "Jump In' ad,” The Drum

What’s Up?

“How Models Ended Up Having Actual Sex in Eckhaus Latta's Spring 2017 Campaign,” WMagazine

What’s Good?

“CONDÉ NAST WILL NOW CHARGE VENDORS MONEY IF THEY WANT TO GET PAID FASTER,” Fashionista

Diggin’ in the Crates:

M: "Fast Wine" by Machel Montano

R: “Take Me to the Alley,” by Gregory Porter

P: American Pimp

60 - Pantsuit Nation Is A Sham, Defining 'Leadership' Post-Trump, and Interviewee Dropped For Bringing Up Pay 'Too Early'

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Brand Eff Up

“Here's What Happened When a Woman Mentioned Pay Before an Interview,” Attn

What’s Up?

“Pantsuit Nation Is A Sham,” Huffington Post

“‘Fearless Girl’ statue stares down Wall Street’s iconic bull,” Washington Times

What’s Next?

Lina looks at leadership development across the world post-Trump.

 

Diggin’ in the Crates

L: O.J.: Made in America

Grace and Frankie (comedy series)

P: The Knick (TV Series)

M: “Raise the Red Lantern” (1991 film)

Linasrivastava.com

@lksriv

59 - Drake Releases ‘More Life,’ Culture Jamming ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ and Germany to Fine Tech Companies Ignoring Harassment

What's Up?

“Ghost in the Shell's latest critic: its own viral marketing tool,” The Verge

What’s Up?

“Drake’s More Life Might Be The Key To The Music Industry’s Future,” The Fader

What’s Next?

“Germany’s Flawed Plan to Fight Hate Speech by Fining Tech Giants Millions,” Wired

Diggin’ in the Crates

P: UK Soul artist Omar

W: “Passion Fruit,” off Drake’s “More Life.”

Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week,” 2016 Music/Documentary

M: “ An End to Suffering,” by Pankaj Mishra

58 - Heinz Uses Don Draper’s Ad, Establishment Atlanta’s Resistance to Trap, and Sage Steele Doesn’t Wants NBA Players to Use N-Word

Brand Eff Up:

“Twitter Reacts to Sage Steele Getting Mad Because Iguodala Said N*gga at Presser,” Black Sports Online

What’s Up?

“Heinz Taps Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce for Campaign (Yes, Really),” Creativity Online

What’s Good?

“Trap Music Keeps Atlanta On Hip-Hop's Cutting Edge. Why Can't The City Embrace It?” NPR Diggin’ in the Crates:

P: British TV shows: “Dead Set,” “Chewing Gum,” Catastrophe”

M: “Born Fi' Dead: A Journey Through The Jamaican Posse Underworld,” Laurie Gunst

57 - Banksy Opens West Bank Hotel, Ben Carson Thinks Of Slaves As Immigrants, and Nike Air Max Turns Thirty

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Brand Eff Up:

Ben Carson Refers to Slaves as ‘Immigrants’ in First Remarks to HUD Staff,” NY Times

What’s Up?

“7 Peculiar Photos From Inside Banksy's Controversial New Hotel,” BravoTV

What’s Next?

“Nike Is Releasing an Anniversary Edition Air Max 1 OG Celebrating 30 Years of Air Max,” High Snobiety

DitC:

M: “The age of humanism is ending,” Achille Mbembe

P: Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)

56 - NFL Players “Too Urban” For London Club, Black Culture's Mainstream Consistency, and Basking In Uber's Terrible Year

Brand Eff Up?

“Popular London Nightclub Bans NFL Stars For Being ‘Too Urban,’” Blavity

What’s Up?

“Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber,” Susan J. Fowler

What’s Next?

“For us by us? The mainstream appeal of black content,” Nielsen

P: “Big Love” (HBO, Starring Bill Paxton)

Can Uber Deliver? Naked Capitalism

B: Flashdance (1983)

M: Hell or High Water (2016)

55 - Asics Turns Runners Into Detectives, Denmark's Magic Food-Waste Reduction, and Trump's Dept. of Education Can't Spell

Brand Eff Up:

“Betsy DeVos' Department of Education misspells W.E.B. Du Bois' name, then misspells its apology,” Mashable

What’s Up?

“Asics Invites Runners to Turn Detective in Experiential L.A. Adventure,” Creativity Online

What’s Next?

“How Did Denmark Spark Its Miraculous Food-Waste Reduction?” Fast Company Exist

Diggin in the Crates:

P: “Life & Livin' It,” Album by Sinkane

M: “The Young Pope” on HBO

54 - Porn Gets Serious On Sex Ed, Atlanta Police Shouldn't Tweet Beyoncé, and Superbowl Ads: Worth It?

Brand Eff Up:

“Atlanta Police Apologize For Dumb Beyoncé Pregnancy Tweet,” Stereogum

What's Up?

Superbowl Ads: Still worth it?

What’s Next

“Pornhub just launched a sex ed portal for its users,” Engadget

DitC:

G: “Getting to Yes,” by Bruce Patton, Roger Fisher, and William Ury and

“No Favors,” Big Sean feat Eminem

P: “Little Fictions,” album by Elbow

M: “Jihad vs. McWorld,” by Benjamin Barber

53 - The Rousing Success of #DeleteUber, Big Data in the Trump Campaign, Sage Steele: Sports' Stacey Dash?

Brand Eff Up: 
”Meet Sage Steele: The Stacey Dash of Sports Media,” Daily Beast

What’s Up?
“Lyft Beats Uber for First Time in App Store, But Under Capitalism All Choice Is Meaningless,” Gizmodo

"Uber CEO quits Trump's economic advisory council," USA Today

What’s Next?

“The Data That Turned the World Upside Down,”

iggin’ in the Crates
P: “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” by Dee Brown and “An Indigenous Poeples' History of the United States,” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
R: “Dawn,” by Octavia Butler
Michael: “Youth Need Values and Dreams,” Scott Atran
Matt: @MerriamWebster
S: "No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam," by Reza Aslan