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  • Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'

    Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'
    In the early '90s, Lowell Thompson started calling himself RaceMan. Though the term, denoting an African-American dedicated to racial uplift, was common in the early 20th century, it confused Thompson's young colleagues in the advertising industry. "They'd say, 'OK, RaceMan,'" Thompson laughs, "'where's your cape?'"
  • Wendy Davis defends wheelchair ad, says it's about hypocrisy

    Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis defended a controversial TV spot criticizing her paraplegic opponent, saying Monday that the advertisement was meant to highlight his alleged hypocrisy and not his disability. “In 1984, Greg Abbott sought...

    Marijuana milestones keep piling up. Now the first ad

    Marijuana milestones keep piling up. Now the first ad
    There are so many firsts and so little time to talk about them all in the world of legalized marijuana. There's the first state to sell marijuana in licensed retail stores (Colorado, Jan. 1). The first retail store to open in Seattle (Cannabis City,...

    Teens and young adults confronted by more TV ads for e-cigarettes

    Teens and young adults confronted by more TV ads for e-cigarettes
    Commercials for electronic cigarettes have become so ubiquitous that millions of American teens have seen them since 2012, a new study says. About 4 out of 5 of the TV ads seen by these young viewers were for blu eCigs, a brand that was purchased by...

    Donald Sterling and The Times

    Donald Sterling and The Times
    As a longtime subscriber to The Times, an active member of Amnesty International, a former docent at the Museum of Tolerance and the son of Holocaust survivors, I found your front-page story on Donald Sterling ("Sterling foundation ads tout good works,...