Is anyone as disturbed as I am at the freaky Photoshopped headshot of Tucker Carlson that seems to be following me around the Internet? He looks like some sort of digitally manufactured cable-news version of Simone--the Punditron, a joint project of MIT, Rand, and MSNBC. Please stop staring at me, Tucker. You're giving me the creeps.
I'm a reporter for Gawker. Before that I was a senior writer at Radar Magazine and covered television for the Chicago Tribune. I used to "teach" magazine writing at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. I make noise with my brother Matt in an infrequently convened band called Cooksie. This is a reference tone (1000 Hz, -20 dB). Photo by Jim Newberry.