Novelist. Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears IN STORES NOW. Opelousas, Louisiana born and bred. Makes the best gumbo in Brooklyn. Editor of Advertising Age.

TV 'News' Scores an Epic Fail for an Epic Flood — Dear NewsBot, I've got a bone to pick with you, whatever gender you may be. I'm angry. And I'm angry about the fact that I'm even angry, that I've become one of those clowns writing an "open letter." The truth is I typically don't care about TV news or, as I like to refer to it, TV "news."

Clinton Campaign: Don't Look at This Trump Ad — Rebuilding America Now, a super-PAC affiliated with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is running an anti-Hillary Clinton ad. It's election season, this is what campaigns do. But, according to the New York Post, the Clinton camp is so worked up over the spot that it's reportedly pressuring TV stations to not run the spot.

Pokemon Go: A Crazy Tech Fad That Might Help Your Business — The world is in upheaval. China and the Philippines are squabbling over a patch of ocean. The European Union is about to be rent asunder by Brexit. Even as the country struggles with the sort of racial tension not seen since 1968, the U.S.

Poll: If Life Hands You Lemons… — If Life hands you lemons ... Reckon that'll come in handy. This scurvy is a bitch. Oh well isn't Life a regular fancy lad, swanning about handing out lemons like he's the King of Citrus. I don't have room for another damn thing. Get 'em out of here. Lemonade?

Le Choo Choo: Cannes to Paris — Bonjour from France, yall. I'm typing this post out while hauling ass through the South of France on a TGV train, the arid, hilly countryside and villages filled with sandy-colored houses topped with red-tile roofs. It's the sort of region in which you could film Western movies and the audience wouldn't know the difference.

Shocker: Week in Southern France Not Bad Way to Make Living — As I write this, the sun hasn't quite set on the final weekday of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. And I really wish it would. You'd think a Louisiana boy would be made of tougher stuff, but today the heat is finally getting to me.

Harvey Nichols' Shoplifting Ad Takes Cannes Film Grand Prix

Under Armour's 'Phelps' Wins Film Craft Grand Prix — What Michael Phelps does in the dark has earned the spotlight for Under Armour and Droga5 at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. An ad from the "Rule Yourself Campaign" and featuring the Olympic Gold Medalist preparing for his last shot at glory took home the Grand Prix in the Film Craft Category, which honors "the quality and aesthetic of the individual elements of the film-making process."

U.N. Gathers Holding Company Heads on One Stage at Cannes — Cannes Lions In an effort to simplify the very complex, the United Nations has turned to branding and, in particular, the world's advertising, marketing and communication agencies. And what better place to do that than the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity? U.N.

Cannes Day 4: Ad-Tech Culling, Gender Scandal, Ad Age Party

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Aug 24, 2016

@RubenBolling don't they do that already? Except for the Cubs fans, who welcomed Wrigley like a bunch of sellouts.

Aug 24, 2016

"Nobody wants vegetarian ceviche. Don't serve that anymore." Didn't you approve the menu? #RHONY

Aug 24, 2016

@colsonwhitehead but seriously, finished it today. As heartbreaking as it was, I hated to get to the end. Hell of a book.

Aug 24, 2016

Oh. Never mind. All of these people are sociopaths. #RHONY

Aug 24, 2016

RT @MarMarMobes: @kenwheaton Election 2016: My Opponent Sucks and So Does The Media

Aug 24, 2016

Sad how this turned into "Men are dumb. How did he do it in public?" instead of a convo about him, you know, cheating. #RHONY

Aug 24, 2016

@SaraJBenincasa @margaretcho Trying to figure out a "The book was better" joke.

Aug 24, 2016

RT @Zulkey: I will never accept Rita Ora into my pantheon of celebrities.

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