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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).

The Timeless Allure of the Art of Knots

nytimes.com — Last year, I wrote an article for T about, of all things, knots. To report the piece, I traveled to the Museum of Knots and Sailors' Ropework in Ipswich, England. I also spent hours leafing though '' The Ashley Book of Knots,'' a doorstop reference work published in 1944.

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Aug 27, 2015

How can Wet Hot American Summer be only #99 on @tabletmag's list of 100 greatest Jewish films?! tabletmag.com/category/100-f…

The American Revolutionary

nytimes.com — ''HAMILTON,'' the new musical biography of Alexander Hamilton created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, kicks off with a doozy of a question. The houselights rise on Aaron Burr, the third vice president of the United States and, infamously, the killer of Hamilton in a duel in 1804.
Jul 08, 2015

"the wonderful thing about Lin-Manuel’s use of rap is that he’s got one foot in the past. He knows theater" -Sondheim nyti.ms/1fnZPuF

Jul 08, 2015

RT @tmagazine: Everyone’s talking about @Lin_Manuel’s “Hamilton.” T asked Stephen Sondheim, Ron Chernow & @theroots for their takes http://…

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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

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

Jul 01, 2015

"I was in Ron Burgundy character, just telling a bad joke." Robin Thicke on Blurred Lines and all that followed nytimes.com/2015/07/05/art…

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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

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Sep 03, 2015

Any defeat for Roger Goodell is a victory for humanity. #GoJets

Sep 02, 2015

VINYL shooting on Court Street in BK. Parade of extras dressed as 70s hippie/rockers. pic.twitter.com/pKNbGdrwLv

Sep 02, 2015

@BCDreyer Trust me, I'm even less objective. (Share apartment/children w/author.) But the book is objectively brilliant.

Sep 02, 2015

@sternbergh @BCDreyer Nearly as lethal as keyboard shards. Swaths of keyboard shards. Rumbling swaths.

Sep 01, 2015

RT @realDonaldTrump: Very proud of Trump Int'l Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland. Just got the five star award from @VisitScotNews twitter.com/VisitScotNews/…

Sep 01, 2015

Great theme for the 2016 edition of the unrivaled unmissable greatest annual pop music studies confab. Come one/all! twitter.com/eweisbard/stat…

Sep 01, 2015

.@jdickerson you know this? Fantastic collection of political disquisitions by a Tammany ward boss. Amazing document. pic.twitter.com/j4a8zSDxcR


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