Sleep Aid Defends Billboard Featuring U.S. Soldier With a Muslim Wife

Political statement? Plea for tolerance? Maybe in part, but this recently posted Los Angeles billboard featuring a U.S. soldier and a Muslim woman embracing is mostly just an ad for a sleep aid. 

Mattress Ads Wake Up to Human Sexuality

The fact is largely forgotten, but first lady Eleanor Roosevelt used to host a weekly radio show sponsored by the Simmons mattress company—a cultural footnote immortalized by Cole Porter in one of the last stanzas of “Anything Goes”: “So Missus R.