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National Endowment for the Arts
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Whose Career Would be Nothing without the Arts… Since this website celebrates creative professionals, I would be remiss to not comment on the threat to the National Endowment of the Arts. Although its budget is relatively minuscule — a mere $148 million in 2016 compared to the $437 million budget for military marching bands (yes, really) and the overall $3.54 trillion federal budget— we can’t underestimate the positive impact of the arts. Randy Cohen, VP of Research and Policy atRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Board Member of City Garage Theatre I have this bizarre communication disorder. Every time I ask someone, “Would you like to see a play?” they hear, “How’d you like a root canal?” or “Let’s watch sausage being made!” That wouldn’t matter if I cared as little about theatre as I do about pro-wrestling or reality shows set in New Jersey. But I sit on the Board of City Garage Theatre, a small avant-garde company that’s won multiple awards and raveRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango & Hardcore Caffeinated Beverage Addict So Pepsi is skipping the Super Bowl, ending a 23-year run of entertaining ads. Contrary to what the social media cultists would like to believe, Pepsi is not doing so because it prefers social media. (As much as I use social media — including this here blog — I find its cheerleaders to be about as endearing as televangelists on crack.) Indeed, Pepsi will be heavily plugging another of its products, Doritos, so it’s hardly abandoning theRead More