Selected Online Clips from the John Cook Archives.






Radar Online

December 4, 2007

JOE, SCHMO

"Blowhard Time pundit sings a song of himself."


May 8, 2007

ADAM'S APPLE

"Adam Moss is America's most celebrated editor. So why is New York magazine such a bore?"


April 11, 2007

THE OPRAH WINFREY TAPES

"Did the daytime diva use the FBI to plug a leak at Harpo?"


February 7, 2007

THE SWEET SMELL OF ZUCKSESS

"How NBC's new honcho failed his way to the top."


January 30, 2007

SCENES FROM A MALL

"How Sundance sold its soul."


January 9, 2007

DOOM AT 11

"CNN 'blowhard' Glenn Beck has a winning formula: prophesying WWIII with a smile."


November 6, 2006

ANDREW SULLIVAN IS SORRY

"America's leading Catholic, conservative, anti-war, pro-gay marriage pundit wants you back."


October 4, 2006

OLD YELLER

"John McLaughlin has lost his rough edges—and maybe even his marbles. No wonder The McLaughlin Group is the best damned talk-show on television."


July 29, 2005

TOUR OF BOOTY

"What the New York Times's Bill Carter did to Les Moonves's balls, and other sordid secrets of the TV press tour."


June 22, 2005

NO HELP AT ALL

"What's wrong with TV networks getting into the business of helping the sick and impoverished? More than you'd think."


May 10, 2005

SWEEP STAKES

"Why did the sexiest weeks on TV suddenly turn tame? Sorry, blue staters. The networks don't love you anymore."





Slate

May 9, 2006

BLACKLISTED

"Is Stephin Merritt a racist because he doesn't like hip-hop?"


July 5, 2001

THE "R" WORD

"How do you avoid saying retarded?"





Feed Magazine

December 20, 1999

(DON'T) EAT ME

"Meal replacement systems. They're what's for dinner." (1.6 M)

(This one's a PDF because Feed went bye-bye.)





Salon

February 7, 2006

THUGS FOR PUPPIES

"The militant animal rights group SHAC has one goal: Cripple a lab that tests (and kills) dogs and monkeys. They say they're activists. The government calls them terrorists."


September 11, 1997


SUPERCHUNK--"INDOOR LIVING"

"When Superchunk first came out of Chapel Hill, N.C., and hit the claustrophobic, cooler-than-thou indie punk scene in 1989 with their self-titled debut album, they had all the markings of a one-trick pony."