On Tina Brown, 1953 - 2013

Conferences are terrible. But. It keeps a network alive - both literally and figuratively. Throw three conferences a year, get Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Lance Arms....er Diana Nyad to speak. Bosses come with their spouses, shell out some dough, see a Broadway show, get an autograph, go home with a pocket full of business cards - while you've financed an editor and five writers for a year.

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm 0

On Seven Awesome Campgrounds To Head To On A Roadtrip

Wait. Did you write this book? I want more. You finally got me at Devil's Lake, my family's camping spot growing up.

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm 0

On Comedy Anesthetizing

The critique of stewart/colbert was not particularly convincing, or even damning. However, it touches on a troubling byproduct of these two shows, namely, the unearned audience embrace of cynicism (and often, triumphalism).

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm 2

On The 40-Year-Old Reversion


Posted on July 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm 1

On Miss Simone's Ninth-Grade Hip Hop Appreciation Class in Brooklyn

Love. Good. Teachers.

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm 0

On The End of Privacy: Address Books with Friends

@Matthew Phelan $100. Easy.

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm 1

On The User Agreement Trust Economy

@antarcticastartshere yes.

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm 0

On Will We Even Know if We Enter a Full-Surveillance Society?

Not to freak you guys out or anything, but you are currently on Karl Rove's secret list of bearded men.

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm 0

On The User Agreement Trust Economy

Choire -- know any folks that have done a good job covering this beat?

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm 0

On Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

@Ham_Snadwich this is illuminating: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/63587/christopher-hitchens/just-causes?page=4&cid=soc-facebook-in-review_essays-just_causes-121611

though its still a royal fuck up.

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm 2