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March 3, 2020

Yale University Press recently published The Letters Of Cole Porter.

blank vertical space, 16 pixels highPorter seemed able to create songs at will. Reviewing ‘Letters’ for Wall Street Journal Weekend, Jeremy McCarter quotes Porter telling a friend: “All the inspiration I ever needed was a phone call from a producer.”

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Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics. He writes an advice column which appears in Wall Street Journal Weekend.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

One question involved giving to charity. Dan’s advice: you’ll be more apt to give if you give modest amounts rather than a single large amount.

balloons representing charitable donation more likely to give if small amount Ask Ariely advice column Wall Street Journal Weekend

blank vertical space, 16 pixels high“OK Boomer” (as in: “OK, Boomer, that’s enough out of you, ya pompous windbag!”) is a Gen Z catchphrase that dismisses the Baby Boomer generation (born 1946-64) as hopelessly whiny and out of touch.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

Ben Zimmer discussed the origins of the phrase in Wall Street Journal Weekend’s Word On The Street column.

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Antonio García Martínez is a tech entrepreneur. He wrote a best-selling book called Chaos Monkeys about his Silicon Valley experiences, including a stint with Facebook.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

In an interview in Wall Street Journal Weekend, he said today’s social media is like being stuck in an “eternal present,” without any historical context. Consequently, everything seems very urgent, scary, and unusual.
one bird crying doom other singing social media eternal present where things seem urgent scary interview Wall Street Journal Weekend

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About Mark: I’m an illustrator specializing in humor, branding, social media, and content marketing. My images are different, like your brand needs to be.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

You can view my portfolio, and connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

Questions? Send me an email.blank vertical space, 40 pixels highRecommendation testimonial for Mark Armstrong Illustration from David Yas, Founder & CEO, Boston Podcast Network, former V.P. Publisher, Mass Lawyers Weekly

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