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Future Shock

Almost 50 years ago, author Alvin Toffler wrote a book called Future Shock that postulated that most individuals and societies could not handle the increasingly rapid changes in technology and […]

Voice of the Brand

I’m in Chicago this week attending a conference called “Voice of The Brand: Music.” It’s an intense two-day confab of companies looking to brand themselves by using music, giving music […]

How Disneylanding Happens

Today’s Times-Picayune has a story by Jaquetta White on the revisions for the planned downtown taxing zone—an area from the river to Claiborne Avenue, and from the Pontchartrain Expressway to […]

Cultural Mecca?

Not long after Katrina, I wrote a piece speculating about the future of New Orleans. For many years, New Orleans was the largest city in the state. When the Galveston […]

Squeezing Some Good Out of BP

Apparently the city of New Orleans is reaping benefits from the BP oil spill by using money from BP to advertise to tourists. According to “a recent study,” in the […]