Staff Writer, The New Republic
Culture staff writer at The New Republic. TV, books, &c.
nytimes.com — Allen Ostergar stood at the front of the lecture hall with a stiff and bashful smile, or maybe it was just stage fright, and started his pitch. Open on a deadly pirate ship, he said- "the deadliest of all the pirate ships to, like, sail the seas."
newrepublic.com — Amid all the expensive camerawork and sharp matching windbreakers on the major TV networks' coverage of Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the best dispatches largely came from local TV news. In the Times, Brian Stelter quoted John Welsh of KFOR, the NBC-affiliated TV station, eyeing the ruined landscape from his helicopter and repeating the word "gone" as he realized how many local landmarks had been leveled.
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