Arts & Entertainment

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Semiotic Weapons: Advertising is the focus of two recent films.

Two very different foreign films focus on the advertising industry. They intersect at the idea that advertising feeds upon our innate desire for happiness.

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Left on the bookshelf: "My Discovery of America"

American audiences may find the travel narrative of the three months Vladimir Mayakovsky spent in the Western hemisphere in 1925 to be a more accessible literary contribution.