Laura Bennett on Muck Rack

Laura Bennett Verified

Culture editor of @Salon. Formerly staff writer @tnr. / lbennett@salon.com

Larry Wilmore starts with a bang: Why his Comedy Central debut was so impressive

salon.com — Larry Wilmore is not playing around. The first episode of his political humor late-night talk show, "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore," was a bit uneven, as first episodes tend to be. The show's current structure is a monologue followed by a panel-a format that evokes British news shows and Bill Maher more than it evokes Wilmore's former coworkers Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

BAD ANGUS | Indiegogo

“The Bachelor”’s Chris Harrison: “It sucks out there. The dating life sucks.”

salon.com — Throughout the controversial Juan Pablo season of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison gave perhaps the most impressive performance on the show. He was a voice of quiet sanity in a carnival of hormones and bad personalities.

“Bring it sad sick dudes”: Emily Gould isn’t sorry about anything

salon.com — When someone asks to profile Emily Gould these days, she knows exactly what the formula will be. First there's the obligatory wind-up about the "old" Emily Gould, the rehashing of past controversies: her high-profile career as a Gawker attack dog, that infamous "Larry King Live" interview where Jimmy Kimmel berated her over Gawker's celebrity coverage, the New York Times Magazine cover story about her blogging career accompanied by a close-up of Gould lounging on an unmade bed.

“I look at these people and I’m like, why are you guys here?”: “The Bachelor”’s Chris Harrison on the art of hosting reality TV

salon.com — Throughout the controversial Juan Pablo season of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison gave perhaps the most impressive performance on the show. He was a voice of quiet sanity in a carnival of hormones and bad personalities.

For García Márquez’s legacy, look to his newspaper journalism

salon.com — Long before "One Hundred Years of Solitude," the novelist found myth and magic reporting on the Colombian coast Topics: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia, newspapers, Latin American literature, One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Entertainment News García Márquez said that he always identified more as a reporter than a novelist.

Riding an Uber With Sam Biddle -- Daily Intelligencer

nymag.com — Rob Ford Had Another Bizarre Night Out in Toronto Sam Biddle stands outside the high glass door of the Tesla dealership in Chelsea, squinting through the shiny pane. He pulls it open with a flourish to survey the showroom. Two model cars are crouched like a pair of bionic panthers.

Five Saddest Modern Love Columns

newrepublic.com — "On the third anniversay of my abortion, I found out via MySpace that my ex-boyfriend was having a baby with another woman."

How "Twist" Became TV's Most Overused Word

newrepublic.com — In the weeks leading up to tonight's "True Detective" finale, one particular phrase has cropped up repeatedly in chatter about the show: "plot twist." There's a whole sub-Reddit devoted to prophesying a surprise ending for the series. "A 'True Detective' twist that even hardcore fans won't see coming," trumpeted one website.

The Most Interesting Part of Abby Martin's RT Outburst: Its Aftermath

newrepublic.com — When Russia Today anchor Abby Martin ended a broadcast of her media analysis show "Breaking the Set" by looking sternly toward the camera and condemning Russian intervention in Crimea, many expressed amazement that this shiny-haired insurgent was bucking the Kremlin party line. Huffpo UK described the tirade as "spectacularly off-message."
More Articles →
Jan 15, 2015

Congrats @benbirnbaum @gpveis! RT @ASME1963: NMA 2015: @tnr nominated in Reporting for “How Close They Came" #ellies ow.ly/Hla4d

Jan 15, 2015

"Swoon, YES, & my heart just stopped, said the broken internet, of Joan." @mollyhfischer's beautiful piece on Didion: nymag.com/thecut/2015/01…

Jan 14, 2015

But also so sad to leave everyone at @Salon and so grateful to the supremely smart, decent @davedaley3, who is just a wonderful boss.

Jan 14, 2015

I’m joining @Slate as a senior editor at the end of the month, and couldn’t be more excited.

Learn how to connect with Laura on social media by joining Muck Rack Pro



Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


Share This Profile