Rob Walker

Rob Walker is a columnist for Yahoo Tech, a contributor to Design Observer and the New York Times, and the author of Buying In.

Music
May 9 2003 10:34 AMSheryl Crow Made a Mix Tape for YouBut do you really want to hear what's on it?
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April 28 2003 10:29 AMPain ReliefA refreshing arthritis-medicine ad starring Frankenstein's monster.
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April 15 2003 11:23 AMPuma's ProblemThe racy photo that's got a sneaker company steamed.
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April 7 2003 12:04 PMHumvee's Obnoxious New AdAnd why it's so great.
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March 31 2003 1:10 PMThe Few, the Proud, the AdvertisersMoving new commercials for the Army and Marines.
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March 17 2003 6:48 PMSoda JerkWhy is that grouch from American Idol selling Coke?
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March 3 2003 11:51 AMYour Logo Goes HereAn art exhibit with no art, just ads.
Music
Feb. 19 2003 4:43 PMOn Her OwnEleni Mandell, a great singer-songwriter who can't get a record deal.
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Feb. 11 2003 5:27 PMt.A.T.u.The underage sex project with a hit record.
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Feb. 3 2003 1:26 PMImmoral FiberThat gross new ad for Metamucil.
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Jan. 20 2003 11:22 AMHyundai Makes You Go "Ewww!"The car ad where your parents get it on.
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Jan. 6 2003 11:25 AMFreed by the BeetleVolkswagen rescues a cubicle slave.
Sports Nut
Dec. 11 2002 5:58 PMRunning JokeTrack and field's pathetic new mascot.
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Nov. 25 2002 11:41 AM"Our Company Doesn't Walk. It Runs."Another dumb corporate name change.
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Nov. 11 2002 10:22 AMVerizon's Vicious FerretCan a nasty varmint sell you phone services?
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May 5 2003 10:54 AMBetter Dead Than RedThose awful AT&T ads starring Carrot Top.
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April 21 2003 10:34 AMHonda's Incredible Driving ContraptionThe car ad you'll be e-mailing to all your friends.
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April 14 2003 10:40 AMBlogging for MilkRaging Cow's new viral-marketing gimmick.
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April 4 2003 12:12 PMWhat Would Jay-Z Drive?Tracking rappers' favorite cars and clothes.
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March 24 2003 1:24 PMThe Oscar AdsHow to pitch your product during a war.
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March 10 2003 11:18 AMHating To Love NikeFrom the soccer streaker to the ugly exploitation of dogfighting.
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Feb. 24 2003 11:43 AMThe Ads of WarMartin Sheen vs. Tom Ridge in a battle of commercials.
Sports Nut
Feb. 12 2003 3:57 PMMusic To Score ByWhy does stadium rock all sound the same?
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Feb. 10 2003 2:31 PMA Brand Called YaoThe danger of overexposure for the NBA's newest star.
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Jan. 27 2003 10:22 AMThe Super Bowl special.
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Jan. 13 2003 12:13 PMWhat Would Arianna Drive?Her preachy new crusade against SUVs.
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Dec. 23 2002 2:39 PMIs Enron Funny Yet?Heineken's jokey corporate-scandal ad.
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Dec. 9 2002 2:31 PMThe Lighter Side of SpamFinding a funny bone in canned meat.
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Nov. 18 2002 6:37 PMGramps in SpaceSony's new old strategy.
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Oct. 28 2002 11:04 AMGeneration GapOld Navy's fondness for even older TV.

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