Archive for October, 2010

Brands of Mad Men: Cigarettes and cancer

By Alex Konrad + October 22nd, 2010

EXCERPT: FORTUNE — Hopefully viewers of Mad Men have calmed down from the rollercoaster of Sunday’s season finale by now. While the big questions will keep us in suspense for season five, Fortune has your answers on the brands of the last episodes. (Catch up with our highlights of the first three seasons’ brands in Mad Men is […]

Shaq in Harvard Square

By Alex Konrad + October 21st, 2010

EXCERPT: Notice a large statue in The Pit of Harvard Square today? He was pretty difficult to miss—Shaquille O’Neal, the new Celtic and publicity stunt king of Boston, sat there as a living statue for about an hour this afternoon. The big man had announced his plan two weeks ago, promising to post the details of […]

Hands in the Jar

By Alex Konrad + October 18th, 2010

EXCERPT: I believe in freedom of speech and the power of documentary film. If any film festival delayed or suppressed one of its entries due to political reasons, I would condemn such an action. So when a film festival gives in to pressure to “spare the feelings” of the president of Iran, I feel obliged […]

Louisville Flies High

By Alex Konrad + October 18th, 2010

From the October 18 magazine

Fly like a G6?

By Alex Konrad + October 8th, 2010

EXCERPT: FORTUNE — Most of us will never fly in a private jet, but if we can’t live the dream, we can at least rap about it. That’s thanks to the band Far East Movement, whose tune “Like a G6” has reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Far East Movement’s Kev Nish told […]

Danger Zone Europe

By Alex Konrad + October 4th, 2010

EXCERPT: The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert yesterday warning citizens to exercise extra caution if traveling to Europe, effective from now until Jan. 31. Apparently, when the name “Osama Bin Laden” enters airwaves, it’s time to stick our heads in the sand and wait until the safety of February travel. Unfortunately, the world does not […]

What Harvard Thinks of the Social Network

By Alex Konrad + October 1st, 2010

EXCERPT: FORTUNE — Even though it’s just six years old, Facebook has already generated a half a billion users, a lofty valuation, and a lifetime of controversy. Columbia Pictures caught the wave of Facebook’s relevance perfectly with today’s opening of The Social Network, the vaguely fictional story of its founding during Mark Zuckerberg’s undergraduate years at […]

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Brands of Mad Men: Cigarettes and cancer October 22nd, 2010
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Brands of Mad Men: Cigarettes and cancer

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