Brian Braiker

Questlove's Other Drumsticks

The Roots' drummer discusses his latest venture, and it's not a new album

The Roots' drummer Questlove recently supplied both beats and wings at Bon Appétit's new kitchen/party space to celebrate the launch of his locally sourced buttermilk fried chicken catering startup, Quest…

The Blanding of America

There's a lot at stake when selling presidential candidates--so why is their branding so stupifyingly dull?

One of the most indelible and enduring images of the 2008 presidential campaign was candidate Barack Obama's logo: a simple, clean, blue "O" rising like a sun above a prairie…

The Next Great American Consumer

Infants to 3-year-olds: They're a new demographic marketers are hell-bent on reaching

Jenny Gill was in New York’s Cornell Weill hospital earlier this year for the birth of her son, Jack, when a photographer stopped by to take snapshots of the mother…

Data Points: Media Rich

Media usage differs significantly across generations of affluent Americans

Traditional media may have a little life left in it yet, despite anything you may have heard online. Wealthy Americans, even tweet-happy millennials, remain heavily engaged with old school media and…

Pretty Tasty

'Adweek' explores the world of food styling—with a backstage pass to the 'Bon Appétit' test kitchen

Ever wondered how the dishes featured in food magazines always look so good? We did. So we asked Hunter Lewis, food editor at Bon Appétit, for a behind-the-scenes tour of…

American Apparel Snubs Contest Winner

Says Nancy Upton didn't enter plus-sized model search in good faith

American Apparel is throwing some weight around. The hipster fashion house concluded a plus-size model search titled "The Next Big Thing" last week but is refusing to grant a contract to…

A Plus-Sized Model Search Gets Punk'd

Tumblr tapped to parody American Apparel contest

When American Apparel launched its plus-sized model search (with the somewhat tone-deaf title “The Next BIG Thing”), it got more than it bargained for in Nancy Upton. A 24-year-old student with…

Fast Chat: Steve Stoute

With his new book, 'The Tanning of America,' the ad and music industry veteran explains how hip-hop changed both games

How did hip-hop specifically rewrite the rules as you see them? We’re not talking about a song. We’re talking about a way of life. Videos are like minimovies, how to rap…

Data Points: What, Me Unplug?

Just two in five adults say they will vacation this summer

Turns out we're a nation of workaholics. Just 40 percent of American adults plan on taking a vacation this summer, and of those, nearly half say they will do some work.…

Cable Porn Problem: Nobody’s Paying for It

Net smut consumption making companies' VOD sales go limp

As people have increasingly taken to watching their porn online for free, satellite and cable companies like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and DirecTV have been feeling the blow in their…