Episode 13: Adrian Chen
Adrian Chen, staff writer at Gawker and editor at The New Inquiry, interviewed by Max Linsky.
“I’ve never written a magazine feature. [My writing is] similar, in that I try to bring in the bigger issues, and not just, you know, be funny or tell a sensational story. But I think it’s also kind of rough and sketchy in the way that blog posts are. Longform blog writing is like, I don’t spend a long time editing or looking it over. It’s like, just type as fast as you can and try to cram all of your research in, and then it goes up.”
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Show notes and links:
- “Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, the Biggest Troll on the Web” (Gawker • Oct 2012)
- “The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr” (Gawker • Jun 2012)
- “Finding Goatse: The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet Meme in History” (Gawker • Apr 2012)
- “The Mercenary Techie Who Troubleshoots for Drug Dealers and Jealous Lovers” (Gawker • Jan 2012)
- The New Inquiry
It was my great honor to act as the surrogate for the legendary Nick Lowe in this video for his beautiful song “Stoplight Roses.” Directed by the talented Chris Storer.
Well, this is just beautiful.
My new favorite.
WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN!?
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Made by my man Scott Rose and only 49c!
This hits a little close to home.
The obligatory photo of a package of $80 grapes.