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Issue #24 | June 2005
Pranks issue!
Viral media
Hoaxes in history
The Man Who Sold New York
Secret Lives of Brooklyn Doormen
Benjamin Franklin: Original Prankster

Issue #23 | Fall 2004
The Trouble with Wal-Mart
Pricing the Priceless (cost-benefit analysis)
Eugene Mirman interview
Home Movie Day
Chuck E. Cheese invades Brooklyn
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Issue #22 | Spring 2004
Eugenics and the dark side of dog breeding
Subliminal advertising
Robot marketing
The Napster of the 1930s
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Psychology Issue #21 | Fall 2003
The history of the lobotomy
Employee personality testing
Cross-cultural mental illness
Confessions of a CBS editor
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Copyright Issue #20 | Fall 2002
Chuck D & Hank Shocklee of Public Enemy
Interviews with Siva Vaidhyanathan
and Rick Prelinger
A look at various ways people imitate media
Illegal Art Exhibit
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Conspiracy Issue #19 | Spring 2002
Mark Crispin Miller interview
The "Art" of the FBI
Corporate urban myths
Real conspiracies
Fast food horror stories
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History Issue #18 | Spring 2001
The history of ad industry PR
World World II advertising
Interview with James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me
American textbooks worsts
Jane Healy on how media use effects learning
Carrie McLaren on "ad creep"
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Issue #17 | Summer 2000
Stay Free!'s map of Manhattan billboards
Media Literacy Sells Out
Attention Deficit Disorder
Dead famous people and the products they sell
Jason Torchinsky Tours the Playboy Mansion
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Issue #16 | Summer 1999

Attention Economics (introduction)
Sut Jhally v. James Twitchell
How Advertising Can Wreck Your Health
Advertising and the Placebo Effect
Panexa (fake ad)
Alexandra Ringe on Greyhound's atrocity
Charles Black on Freedom FROM Speech
The Social Psychology of Mindlessness
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Issue #15 | Fall 1998
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Licensed to Sell: Music in Commercials
A Timeline of Music and Advertising
Celebs, Freaks, and Media Lit
Interviews with Joshua Gamson and Ellen Ullman
Test Your Book's OQ (Oprah Quotient)
Mr. Show Goes to the Nike Store
Shopping Spies
Leslie Savan on "Community"
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Issue #14 | Winter 1998
Interviews with:
Mark Hosler (Negativland)
Leslie Savan (Village Voice)
Stuart Ewen, discussing his history of hype
"Truth in advertising" specialist Ivan Preston
A Brief Look at Anti-Ad Ads
Hyper-targeted marketing
Racial Miscasting
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Issue #13 | April 1997
Marketing to Kids issue
Interviews with
Stephen Kline on toy marketing
Alex Molnar on commercialism in schools
A real, live Little Mermaid fan
Channel One students
Also: Toy Stories
Marketing of Kids' Comics
Textbook advertising
The Selling of the American Calender
Contests, promotions, and scams for kids
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