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Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Critic-at-Large, T Magazine — New York Times

Critic-at-large for T, the New York Times Style Magazine. Book-in-progress: Two Wheels Good: A Bicycle History of the World (2016-ish).

Robin Thicke on ‘Blurred Lines’ and Learning From His Mistakes

nytimes.com — Not long ago, Robin Thicke seemed an unlikely candidate for pop stardom, let alone pop infamy. He was a curio: a white Canadian-American showbiz scion (his father is the 1980s sitcom actor Alan Thicke), who, over the course of the 2000s, transformed himself into a midlevel R&B star with a sound steeped in suave '70s soul and a core fan base of black women.
Jul 01, 2015

"There’s a thing that Marcel Proust referred to as supersaturation" --Robin Thicke nytimes.com/2015/07/05/art…

Jul 01, 2015

Is Robin Thicke flopping AGAIN on "Blurred Lines"? Now claims was "careless in the deposition." nytimes.com/2015/07/05/art… Wow intvw @jodyrosen

Jul 01, 2015

Robin Thicke can tell when a singer has copied a song from another artists. But all his songs.. totally unique! nytimes.com/2015/07/05/art…

Jul 01, 2015

What goes up, must come down --- Robin Thicke on ‘Blurred Lines’ and Learning From His Mistakes nyti.ms/1ItlBIw

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Larry King's Internet Afterlife

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com — Larry King has looked like a retiree for at least three decades - like the snappiest dresser at a Boca Raton assisted-living facility - but he only stopped working in 2012, and not by choice. First, in 2010, King was eased out of his post at "Larry King Live," the nightly talk show he had hosted on CNN since 1985.
Jul 01, 2015

RT @kathrynvarn: This tribute to Larry King by @jodyrosen is the best thing you'll read this morning DO IT nyti.ms/1R42yKu

Jul 01, 2015

(“I rarely use lip balm,” “I’ve never been in a canoe,” “I love to say Sacre Bleu!“) Me too? (Except the canoe.) tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/lar…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @nytimes: At 81, Larry King (@kingsthings) has a thriving life online – especially on Twitter nyti.ms/1Nw2Jc0

Jul 01, 2015

RT @nytimes: At 81, Larry King (@kingsthings) has a thriving life online – especially on Twitter nyti.ms/1Nw2Jc0

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What Was Mad Men About?

medium.com — Now is the right time to at last regard Matthew Weiner's muddled but mesmerizing masterpiece for what it truly was: a novel. As much as Mad Men was about the golden age of advertising and the brilliantly twisted mind of Donald Draper, it was also about the introduction of new ideas into a world stagnating in its own decaying ideologies.
May 26, 2015

Maybe you think you've had it with Mad Men exegesis--but this really is worth a read. The definitive take. Nails it. medium.com/@jodyrosen/wha…

May 26, 2015

RT @jodyrosen: Maybe you think you've had it with Mad Men exegesis--but this really is worth a read. The definitive take. Nails it. medium.com/@jodyrosen/wha…

May 27, 2015

RT @jodyrosen: Maybe you think you've had it with Mad Men exegesis--but this really is worth a read. The definitive take. Nails it. medium.com/@jodyrosen/wha…

Same Trailer Different Park

rollingstone.com — "Merry Go 'Round," the spectacular gut-punch single from 24-year-old Texan country singer Kacey Musgraves, dropped out of the clear blue sky in September. Same Trailer Different Park proves Musgraves is for real. Although she sings just fine, she doesn't have a powerful voice; like all Nashville bands, hers can play, but the music is careful, meticulous, midtempo.
May 15, 2015

This is the last actual, physical CD I bought (at Target in Waco) and man, I still love it and miss driving in Texas rol.st/1FimaDd

The Apple Watch: More Than Just a Bracelet

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com — There is a famous photograph, taken sometime in the 1950s, of Frank Sinatra at Capitol Studios, the recording studio of Capitol Records in Los Angeles. The photo catches Sinatra at the time and in the place of his artistic zenith - in the laboratory where he cooked up his greatest music.
May 06, 2015

Guys of style & substance, don't succumb to the Apple Watch! @jodyrosen invokes Sinatra to explain why tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/app…

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Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com — Urban fiction, or street lit, has been snubbed by the publishing industry and scorned by black intellectuals. Yet these authors may just be the most successful literary couple in America. THE WRITERS ASHLEY AND JAQUAVIS COLEMAN know the value of a good curtain-raiser.
May 03, 2015

I wrote about Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman, the most successful literary couple you've (probably) never heard of. tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/ash…

May 04, 2015

"little known outside ... urban fiction, the Colemans are one of America's most successful literary couples" tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/ash…

May 04, 2015

RT @sarahw: Killer @jodyrosen profile of Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman, the power couple of street lit. mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/tmagazin…

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Grandmaster Sachs

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com — With his handcrafted, fully functioning boomboxes, the artist Tom Sachs celebrates a bygone analog era, and reflects on what's been lost now that all the world's music can reside in our pockets.
Mar 12, 2015

RT @tmagazine: What’s been lost now that all the world’s music can reside in our pockets? nyti.ms/1Gtmcpw pic.twitter.com/yyhTFx0QVU

The Colossal Strangeness of China's Most Excellent Tourist City

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com — Ordos, like so many of the country's hundreds of new towns, is famous for being empty - a symbol, some would say, of the hubris of rampant urbanization. But the few people who live there see it differently. ORDOS, A MAGICAL LAND in the just north of China, is a dazzling pearl in the world history and culture.
Mar 10, 2015

RT @s1moncox: Lines you don't expect to read about Ordos: "That afternoon, the mall’s eateries were crammed." @NYTmag tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/06/ord…

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Her Highness - The New Yorker

newyorker.com — "Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream," a documentary that débuted Saturday on HBO and airs dozens more times over the next month, is, as the opening credits inform us, "A Beyoncé Knowles Film." This is an understatement. Beyoncé is the film's star, narrator, and only talking head; she's billed as executive producer, co-director, and co-writer.

The Knowledge, London's Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com — The examination to become a London cabby is possibly the most difficult test in the world - demanding years of study to memorize the labyrinthine city's 25,000 streets and any business or landmark on them. As GPS and Uber imperil this tradition, is there an argument for learning as an end in itself?
Nov 11, 2014

The Knowledge, London's Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS nzzl.me/1Emwbej via @nuzzel

Nov 10, 2014

RT @NedRaggett: And @jodyrosen's ten years in the thinking article on the London can exam is up at the NYT. mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/tmagazin…

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Jul 31, 2015

Aalto chairs. Star Wars. Fishing gear. Amethyst cathedrals. Sinatra memorabilia. pic.twitter.com/YH2LNnmSV1

Jul 30, 2015

RT @davidplotz: We @SlateGabfest challenge all to diagram this incredible Donald Trump sentence. @Slate will publish the winner. pic.twitter.com/PfKsKcK4TA

Jul 29, 2015

RE the 33 1/3 proposals: race stats as grim as gender. I count 44 artists of color & that's a generous count--I included English Beat, e.g.

Jul 29, 2015

Still the greatest false ending in musical history, at 2:36 or thereabouts. youtube.com/watch?v=5pVM00…

Jul 29, 2015

The only intelligent thing you'll read today about Tom Brady/deflategate. twitter.com/Grantland33/st…

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