Plus-Sized Revolution?

The modern-day fashion industry is obsessed with small sizes. Runway and commercial clothing models are thin, beauty pageants are full of extra-lean ladies, the majority of actresses are the center of gossip about their weights, and store mannequins are alien in their thinness. But the reality of the average U.S. woman and the clothing size … More Plus-Sized Revolution?

Is 2016 the Beginning of a New Age in Political Advertising?

Since the first U.S. presidential election in 1789 political campaigns have undergone many evolutions. Way back when, candidates had to rely on newspaper advertisements, word-of-mouth, and physically meeting their constituents by touring the states. Later┬ácame radio ads, and then in 1952, the first “spot” television campaign advertisements were run, garnering votes for Truman and Eisenhower. … More Is 2016 the Beginning of a New Age in Political Advertising?

Violent Music and Its Effects on Audiences

I believe it’s safe to claim that music is a mood-changer. Energy, romance, relaxation:┬ásites such as Spotify, Soundcloud, 8Tracks, and Pandora have entire playlists and stations defined by specific moods. So what about aggressive music, with violent lyrics? What if that music is accompanied by an equally violent music video? How does that influence the … More Violent Music and Its Effects on Audiences