The comedian and veteran of MTV’s The State on a peculiar brand of stardom. “Often people would be like, I’m such a big fan of your work. I think you’re amazing. I want to have a career like yours. And I’m like, great, can you buy me a slice of pizza?”
Tuesday, March 1
Monday, February 28
How a journalism professor named Dan Sinker became the most entertaining part of the Chicago mayoral race.
A manifesto from one of the first professional bloggers on a new ‘golden age of journalism.’
Wednesday, February 23
A profile of Heather Armstrong, a mom in Salt Lake City who has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers and a personal blog generating $30,000-$50,000 monthly.
Wednesday, February 16
SNL in its grim twentieth season through the lens of first (and only) year cast-member Janeane Garofalo.
Sunday, February 13
A look at the legislative lobbying efforts of Michael Bloomberg’s $7 billion-per-year company. While the mayor has no specific day-to-day role at Bloomberg LP, he maintains “the type of involvement that he believes is consistent with his being the majority shareholder.”
Friday, February 11
When Conan O’Brien left NBC, he agreed to stay off TV for months and stay quiet about the network and its executives. The agreement contained no mention of social media, however. On the origins of a digital renaissance.
Tuesday, February 8
Tuesday, February 1
How YouTube went from ubiquitous to profitable; and where it goes next.
Wednesday, January 19
A profile of A.J. Daulerio, editor of Deadspin and procurer of, among other things, cell phone pics of Brett Favre’s penis.
Tuesday, January 18
Monday, January 17
On the late comedian Bill Hicks, just as a performance on Letterman is deemed unfit for network TV.