The Longform Guide to Takedowns
How To Not Be The Biggest Asshole In Media: 4 Lessons I Learned From Meeting Jay Mariotti And Reading His Awful Book
The unpleasant, impossible task of the dealing with the infamous former sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Hollywood's Information Man
As editor-in-chief of Variety, Peter Bart was one of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry. This piece got him suspended.
The Buzz Factory
A profile of Steven T. Florio, then-president and CEO of Condé Nast Publications.
Taibbi goes after New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman for both his politics and his prose.
The Naked and the TED
Ostensibly a review of several releases on the TED Books imprint, this becomes an evisceration of the entire TED-talk culture of pop intellectualism.
Microsoft's Lost Decade
A look at the internal culture at Microsoft under Steve Ballmer.