It Takes All Types

For whatever it’s worth, I’ve taken the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—better known as the standard IQ test—twice in my life, at a 20-year interval. Both times, the score was the same and was evenly split between verbal and visual intelligence. Which means I’m either just as good or just as bad with words as I am with images.

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Happiness is a Warm Gun

There is an old frontier saying in America: “God created men. But Colt made them equal.” And if that sounds like a tagline, that’s because with the possible exception of P.T. Barnum, Samuel Colt was probably the most gifted brand marketer of the 19th century.

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Branding Abuse

Watching Elisabeth Moss accept the Golden Globe last night for her lead role in The Handmaid’s Tale, you sensed the feeling of a grassroots movement catching fire.

#TimesUp—an initiative launched by 300 prominent Hollywood women to fight systemic sexual harassment across all industries—was the real star of this year’s awards. In a graphic show of support, every woman in attendance wore black, which forced the red carpet conversation to shift from one of “Who designed your dress?” to “Why are you wearing black this evening?”

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