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“Jerry Seinfeld Intends to Die Standing Up” 

New York Times Magazine cover story


“The Impossible Body,” on Storyboard P 

The New Yorker


“The Return of Lorde”

New York Times Magazine cover story


“A Fight is Brewing,” on rival craft-brewing identical twins

The New York Times Magazine


“The Voices: Toward a Critical Theory of Podcasting”

Slate 


“Prying Eyes,” on Trevor Paglen

The New Yorker


“The Metamagician,” on magician Derek DelGaudio

The New York Times Magazine


Profile: Steve McQueen 

Rolling Stone


“All Hail Our Robot Overlords,” on Daft Punk

Rolling Stone cover story


“High Times at the YOLO Estate,” on Drake

Rolling Stone


“The Brilliance of Dwarf Fortress”

The New York Times Magazine 


“Kanye West Has a Goblet”

Slate


The Weird Genius of The Act of Killing

The New Yorker (Culture Desk)


The strange conservatism of 30 Rock

Slate


Letter of Recommendation: Pinky and the Brain

The New York Times Magazine


“Going Solo,” on Dirty Projectors

The New York Times Magazine


“Return of the Roar,” on Sleater-Kinney

Rolling Stone


How Emma Stone Got Her Hollywood Ending”

Rolling Stone cover story


“Pee-wee’s Big Comeback,” on Paul Reubens

The New York Times Magazine


“Say Everything,” on Jerrod Carmichael

The New York Times Magazine


“Comedy Central in the Post-TV Era”

New York Times Magazine cover story


“In Stitches,” on comedy super-editor Brent White

The New York Times Magazine


“Uncomfortable Moments,” on Nathan Fielder 

The New York Times Magazine


“The Artist Who Talks With the Fishes,” on Natalie Jeremijenko

The New York Times Magazine


“Visions of Joanna,” on Joanna Newsom

Rolling Stone


“The Art of the Doodle,” on David Shrigley

The New York Times Magazine