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James Cobb

New York, New York
As seen in:  New York Times

Before entering witness protection, I edited the autos section of The New York Times. Knows people who know people.

BEHIND THE WHEEL/2002 Cadillac Escalade; A Mammoth Appetite And Creature Comforts

nytimes.com — WHEN the six blind men of Indostan approached the elephant of the Hindu fable, their perceptions were colored by where they stood. Certainly, if you grasped the tail of the beast, you might think you held a rope; the ear could indeed be mistaken for a fan; and the trunk was very like a snake.

Mr. Mayor, Please Stop Calling San Antonio the 7th Largest City

therivardreport.com — I was born in San Antonio, I love this city and plan to spend the rest of my life here. I am also a huge fan of Mayor Julián Castro. His ambitions for San Antonio are large and he is making great progress. But his marketing of the city has one fatal flaw.

New This Week: 'Driven' Video Reviews by Tom Voelk

wheels.blogs.nytimes.com — In his Behind the Wheel review in this weekend's Automobiles section, Ezra Dyer notes that a spacious trunk has always been part of the appeal of the Chevy Impala, and cites the capacity of a previous generation of that sedan to swallow cases of Tylenol PM and K-Y jelly.
May 19, 2015

Recalls linked to Takata air bags have reached a whopping 34 million. nytimes.com/2015/05/20/bus…

May 19, 2015

The credits for #MadMaxFuryRoad include the person responsible for “wheels and skulls.”

May 19, 2015

RT @billclinton: Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend

May 18, 2015

RT @ProfJeffJarvis: All media: don't forget to bookmark this announcement, to enable proper follow up on Google's PR claims in 5 years. twitter.com/wired/status/6…

May 18, 2015

All this chatter about #madmen, I seem to be the only one who wants to hear Roger’s speech in Pig Latin.

May 18, 2015

RT @jackshafer: "Mad Men: Fury Road." Make it happen.

May 17, 2015

A long, strange trip: Deadheads who swoop in on private jets, tay in posh rooms at the Peninsula Hotel. nytimes.com/2015/05/17/fas…

May 16, 2015

RT @digg: ICYMI: Rally car driver loses his steering wheel, says screw it, finishes the run without it: di.gg/1FiXIBv pic.twitter.com/xBvWhMXOyu

May 15, 2015

RT @halbfinger: BREAKING Clintons Reportedly Earned $30 Million in the Last 16 Months nyti.ms/1PoL7Dq @maggieNYT

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