September 26, 2019

50 Years Later: The Brady Bunch Endures

Fifty years ago today, the story of a lovely lady raising three very lovely girls premiered on ABC. “The Brady Bunch” aired in primetime for just […]
May 30, 2019

Stranger Things Have Happened, But Not Often: the Reintroduction of a Failed Soda

On April 23, 1985, the Coca-Cola Company debuted New Coke, replacing its flagship and market-leading soda, then called Coke. Blind taste tests, a market research strategy […]
January 31, 2019

I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wiener…Mobile Driver

Since German immigrants Oscar and Gottfried Mayer opened their small meat market on the north side of Chicago in 1883, they have been leaders in many […]
July 26, 2018

Jerry Seinfeld Brings Back Classic ‘Think Small’ VW Campaign

The print ad for the new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee caught my eye earlier this week. It took me back to […]
August 18, 2017

The 100th Anniversary of Fluff

Archibald Query. You may not know his name, but if you have spent much time in New England, there is a very good chance you know […]
August 10, 2017

Mastering French Food in Julia Child’s Studio Kitchen

August 15th would be TV chef and author Julia Child’s 105th birthday. Her presence on TV and her love of teaching and educating the American public […]
July 6, 2017

Cool Whip is Still Cool After 50 Years

Cool Whip. It puts the exclamation mark on apple pie, strawberry shortcake, ice cream, and so many other summer desserts. It keeps a long time in […]
June 15, 2017

Hot Town, Summer in the City

With temperatures in the 90s over the last few days, ice cream has been on my mind and no doubt on the minds of others. I’ve […]
June 8, 2017

Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha: HBO’s Wonder Women

“Sex and the City,” the groundbreaking HBO series that ran for six seasons and still remains in syndication today, premiered this week in 1998. Set and […]