Month: March 2018

CityCenterDC: Community Engagement Gold

Bravo to CityCenterDC, the downtown, mixed-use complex that has figured out how to reach out to the community and engage D.C.’s residents where they work and live. Despite D.C.’s reputation as home to the nation’s top nerds and geeks, this is a city that loves a parade, an artistic installation and any oddball outdoor activity …Continue

Advocacy Becomes Art

The neon sign nearly blends into the lively architecture and bustle of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The Silence = Death sign, and its raw pink triangle, dates to 1987,  a time when AIDS was a certain death sentence and not the chronic disease it is today. Its bold neon triangle lights up the glass …Continue

Is Reading Going the Way of the Dodo?

Author Michael Harris asks a disturbing question for those of us who love to read books and explore the Internet: Have I forgotten how to read? In this intriguing Globe and Mail piece, Harris wonders whether his time spent on the web is making it harder for him to sit down and read the old-fashioned way, …Continue

Write a Memo, Take Action

Iconic businessman David Ogilvy had good advice for writers in agencies and offices, issuing a 10-point list of tips for how writers could improve and elevate their work. On September 7th, 1982, Ogilvy sent a memo to Ogilvy Mather agency employees, titled “How to Write”, and it was later republished in the 1986 collection The Unpublished David Ogilvy. …Continue