February 9, 2012 One of the top Super Bowl ads features a man in a Hyundai using some nifty driving skills and a seatbelt to perform chest compressions on a passed-out passenger. Would it actually work?
February 7, 2012 "In the time of Caligula," says American University's Ira Robbins, "it was intended to be representative of a phallic symbol. Not today." Instead, showing a middle finger is an expression of "frustration or rage or anger or protest or disdain."
February 6, 2012 Clint Eastwood's ad made a more emotionally gripping argument for saving the auto industry than perhaps anything President Obama has said on the subject to date.
February 6, 2012 The singer flipped the bird during the Super Bowl halftime show. It's a gesture that seems to be seen more and more often. Should we be upset that it got on national TV?
February 4, 2012 Over the years, Stephen Thompson's Chicken Bowl has grown into a heated battle in its own right, with contests mirroring the thrilling heroics of the Super Bowl.
February 3, 2012 From Cheetos to Doritos, fried corn snacks have become a fixture at Super Bowl parties. But the original American corn chip, the Frito, was first meant to be a healthy side dish and ingredient for cooking.
February 3, 2012 Fans hoping to toast a Giants or Patriots Super Bowl win in Indianapolis will need to stock up early on their champagne supplies — Indiana bans the sale of alcohol on Sundays. A patchwork of similar laws are in effect across the country.
February 2, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, exploring the manufacturing industry, and a look ahead to Super Bowl XLVI. In the second hour, celebrating the works of poet Langston Hughes, and actor Anthony Mackie talks about his latest film, Man on a Ledge.
October 7, 2011 The 1985 Chicago Bears team finished a dream season by winning the Super Bowl, 46-10, over the New England Patriots. But unlike most modern championship teams, the Bears didn't make it to the White House — their trip was preempted by the Challenger shuttle disaster.
February 21, 2011 Maybe everyone has already seen that commercial where the guy goes on a date and then uses his car to check the girl's Facebook status. I was on a plane during the Super Bowl, so I just saw it. It makes me want to leave the country...or the century.
February 11, 2011 Many viewers didn't think they were funny.
February 8, 2011 The two-minute homage to Detroit seems to have done exactly what commercials are supposed to do — generate a lot of attention, most of it good.