The Daily Beast
The Ultimate Movie Collection: Christmas Edition (1999)
No Strings Attached: A Survivor's Memoir (1999) Whatever happened to Howdy Doody's brother?
The Trendspotting Generation (1998) A meta trend story
Media Moments (1998-2003) A year or two later, these would have been blog posts
Flops! (1999) Up close and personal with Broadway disasters
Star Saga: Inside the Making of the Star Saga Saga (2000) An oral history of a thinly-disguised sci-fi franchise
Purple Dragon Lunchbox, Mr. President (2001) The West Wing on drugs
Hit Me, My Lovely: A Mystery Incorporating the Fifty Most Popular Internet Search Terms of the Past Year (2000)
Harry Potter and the Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000) J.K. Rowling meets Dave Eggers
The Freakiest Geek (2001) An early interview with Judd Apatow
Survivor Spoilsports (2000) Relive the tedium of the second season of Survivor.
Spit Take (2000) Relive the tedium of the 2000 Republican and Democratic presidential conventions.
Who Hearts Huckapoo? (2005) Manufacturing a prefab girl group
New York Press
Too Young To Know: The Selling of Sassy (1994) A eulogy/autopsy for one of the best magazines of the 1990s
While My Guitar Gently Beeps (2009) The making and meaning of The Beatles:Rock Band
The Play's the Thing (2007) The artistic potential of video games
Ten Great Christian Rock Songs (2008) A playlist, with musical accompaniment
Let Women Compete for Best Actor (2002)
Phantoms (2002) Op-Art from the first anniversary of 9/11
Must C-Span TV (2004) Formerly-topical humor
The New Yorker
The Good Book Business (2006) Why publishers love the Bible, with slide show
Sand Men (2007) On playgrounds and sandboxes
Hip for Him (2006) Jay Bakker moves to Brooklyn
Cyber City (2005) New York as a video game
One Billion (2005) It's the not the number of people who watch the Oscars
Why Know? (2004) The war on Alfred Kinsey
To The Editor (2004) The kids who deciphered the Times's formula
The Borat Doctrine (2004) Why Kazakhstan hates him
The Pet Goat Approach (2004) What George Bush was reading on 9/11, and why
A Book in You (2004) The agent to the bloggers
A Reluctant Poster Girl (2002) Another way lottery ads lie to you
Why American Kids Don't Consider Harry Potter an Insufferable Prig (1999)
In Bed With Fidel (1993) Profile of a would-be assassin
PlayboyBone Up Your Shakespeare (2001) The Complete Porno Films of the Bard of Avon
Eminem Vs. America (2003) Eminem takes sides in the war on terror
Radosh.netThe PowerPoint Anthology of Literature (2002)
RelevantOutsider's Guide to the Christian Subculture (2008) A non-Christian's five weirdest discoveries
SalonMoore is Less (1997) Why the left can do without Michael Moore
The Devil's Music (2005) When a fan of Christian rock kills
Harry Potter: The Digital Remix (2004) Introducing "Wizard People, Dear Reader"
The New York Times' Refer Madness (1997) The New York Times doesn't trust this new Internet thing
Wow! It Fits In a Box (1997) Digital hype 1.0
Like Watching Ice Freeze (1998) The Winter Olympics on TV
The Pledge of Allegiance: The PowerPoint Version (2004)
The August 6, 2001 President's Daily Brief: The PowerPoint Version (2004) I know you don't quite remember what this was now but it was all the talk of April, 2004
John Kerry's Military Records: The PowerPoint Version (2004) This also was in the news
My Life, by Bill Clinton: The PowerPoint Version (2004)
The Science of ZZZZZZZs (2009) Can 16 gadgets give you one good night's sleep?
Born Again, Forever Dead (1991) Evangelicals vs. Deadheads
USA Tomorrow (1993) Are we the next Bosnia-Herzegovena?
The Spy Tournament (1993) Battle of the messiahs
Celebrity Book Signings Observed (1993)
More Authors' Book Signings Observed (1992)
A Very Special Webster: Oh Sandy, My Darling (1996) On the strange online popularity of Sandra Bullock
A Very Special Webster: Making Me Sick (1996) Health and stuff
A Very Special Webster: Ferret-Face (1996) On the strange online popularity of ferrets
A Very Special Webster: The Grudge (1996) I'm sure all these people found that creating a Web site solved their problems
A Very Special Webster: Safe Surfing (1996) The first sentence was actually a provocative statement for its time
A Very Special Webster: Star Trek, The Web Generation (1996) Some Trekkies are still mad about this one. Which was, of course, the point
A Very Special Webster: Searching for the Truth (1997) If words like "X-Files" and "HotBot" flood you with waves of late-90s nostalgia, you'll want to read this, maybe
A Very Special Webster: Les Memes Choses (1997) The French are funny
Some Girls: In Praise of Skanky Chicks (1997) If Maxim was around then, this article might have gotten me hired. Looks like I put a lot of research into the sidebar too.
Bemused By All The Bemusement (1997) I take on a pet peeve: overuse of the word bemused in hack journalism. Hard to believe Stim folded, huh?
Endsville, Postponed (1998) What if Frank Sinatra had lived?
Skin-Deep Thoughts (1997) Christy Turlington's deep thought
The Weekly Standard
The Village Idiot (1995) Unkind thoughts on the 40th anniversary of The Village Voice