Carl’s Jr. enters the sustainable century, Pitch #16

People of every age have been grossed out by a Carl’s Jr. "uber-carnivore" commercial at one time or another. This was a fast food chain that understood its demographic and catered to it. Last month Carl’s Jr. made a big pivot toward a younger and more sustainability-oriented generation when it became Beyond Meat’s largest U.S. […]

The Power of Out, Pitch #6

Each of us has an Identity of many components: gender identification, sexual orientation, political ideology, age, ethnicity, ableness, religion, geeky obsessions, and more. Who we share aspects of our identity with should be a personal choice. Our information should be private by default, and public when we choose. Privacy is essential. However, in this opinion […]

Dana Johnson reading, Pitch #4

As part of SMC Associates Spring 2019 Lecture Series: Black History Series: Dana Johnson reading In the Not Quite Dark and Other Stories Author Dana Johnson reads selections from her short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. An English professor and director of the Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program at USC, Johnson […]