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Did VW Swipe Beach House’s Sound For A Commercial?

(By Benn Ray, The Mobtown Shank, 6/7/2012) When ad agency DDB was contracted by Volkswagen to to create a new commercial, conceptually, the ad was built around Beach House’s song, “Take Care”. After all, what’s the big deal? Indie bands … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Harris Glenn “Divine” Milstead!

Divine (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988), born Harris Glenn Milstead, was an American actor, singer and drag queen. Described by People magazine as the “Drag Queen of the Century”, Divine often performed female roles in both cinema and … Continue reading

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Calm Yourselves, Hons

by John McIntyre (The Baltimore Sun, 1/2/2011) “My worthy former colleague Rafael Alvarez has weighed in on the bogus controversy about Denise Whiting’s trademarking of hon. I understand and respect his views, though I do not entirely concur with them. … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About HON™

by Benn Ray (The Mobtown Shank, 12/18/2010) As Baltimore’s HON™troversy marches insistently into week #3, I’d like take a moment to point out a few things I’ve noticed about the fascinating conversation we, as a city/state/region, are having over private … Continue reading

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