Blogs and Blogging

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2013

    White House Words with Woodward More Proof of Obama Tyranny, Say Rightbloggers

    Last week we learned that a White House official got into an argument with Bob Woodward. Woodward is the biggest name in Washington journalism; he has survived seven Administrations (counting the one he helped take down with his Watergate reporting), and will probably continue to publish bestsellers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Advice For Aspiring Music Writers: Don't Quit, Just Don't Suck

    The funny thing about Luke O'Neil's article earlier this week (titled "Advice For Aspiring Music Writers: Quit Now") is that "quit now" was the exact answer I gave when someone asked me last year what I would tell to a high school class of aspiring writers. My "quit now" was borne from a frustration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    Rightbloggers Ditch the Breitbart Awards for Netroots, Still Have No Fun

    Last weekend rightbloggers put on their finery for the Breitbart Awards in Providence, Rhode Island. Some got plaques, others listened to speeches and attended seminars. It certainly sounds like a good time to us, so we think it strange that rightbloggers didn't seem as interested in their own even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    The Wall Street Journal Gets Africa Wrong

    There's an interesting story in The Wall Street Journal about how we should get ready for a "Nigerian P.F. Chang's" because African food is the next big thing.There is only one largely unexplored continent left -- and it isn't Antarctica. With the exception of North African and Ethiopian cuisine, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2012

    Studies Look At What The Internet Can Do To And For Kids

    via​There was a period in history when we assume being a teenage girl or a girl on the verge of teenagedom must have meant listening to a Joni Mitchell record while writing in a diary. Now, there's Taylor Swift, blogs, Facebook, texting and the like. It's all so confusing. So two recent studie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Marge Becomes a Food Blogger on this Sunday's Simpsons [Yawn]

    20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy?​ The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2011

    CBS Discovers Blogs Like It's 1999

    ​CBS has this awesome vintage report from the '90s today. It's about blogs, or as people used to say, "weblogs," and how they're gaining power and clout and whatnot. Interesting to see how new and exciting it was back in the beginning. LOL, the "blogosphere." Hold up, the dateline says this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Food Blogs Are Religions, According to ELLE. Making Bloggers Just Like Jesus!

    ELLELadies can type!​OMG! Food blogs are the new gospel! According to ELLE, "For readers, food blogs provide fun, fantasy, and a movable feast. For their creators, it's a religion." And even more importantly, "The evolution of the food blog has been one of the major cultural happenings in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Five Better, More Brutally Honest Tips for Successfully Dating a Blogger

    via​This is going to be hard to hear, for everyone. Yesterday, the website Social Times, which touts itself as "Your Social Media Source," published an article called "Five Tips for Successfully Dating a Blogger," with a dash of humor and a healthy dose of no please stop this is so misguided. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    Dumb Hashtags More Popular than Smart, Newsy Ones (Study)

    ​According to a new study, those lame hashtags like "#worstpickuplines" and "#rulesforgirls" and "#stuffifoundinmynose" or whatever tend to catch on much more quickly and become more widespread than the serious ones, like "#jan25" or "#egypt". And apparently you're more likely to buy a new gad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Blogging is Dead, Long Live Blogging

    ​As a blogger working on a blog -- blogging, really -- it only feels appropriate to devote today's media column, Press Clips, to "The End of Blogging" in this week's New York Observer. In the provocative, narrow and winding feature, the Observer sets out to prove -- well, what, really? The "nu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    "Why Isn't My Blog More Popular?" Quitters Wonder

    ​Old people tend to be bad at blogging, according to a sad, strange trend piece in Crain's Chicago Business, which is making the rounds online today so internet experts can chuckle at clueless novices. Like going to the gym, eating healthier and other New Year's resolution-type self improvemen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2010

    Are Babies Really Blogging? If So, Do We Care?

    Tavi Gevinson, 14​Sunday's Independent is trying to tell us that babies are not only blogging, but making money. Is this believable? The evidence is anecdotal, at best. It sounds like a case for Mr. Jack Shafer. And yet! TotallySonny, quoted in the article is nine-years-old. The fact that thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The New York Times Will Never Burnout of Blogger Burnout

    ​In today's New York Times Media & Advertising section is an article about blogger burnout. Like many things that get written in the New York Times about bloggers that isn't written by David Carr or Brian Stelter, it sadly merits a blog post making fun of how (A) Insipid and bush-league it i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Bitter Feast: Food Porn and Torture Porn Join Forces With Mario Batali

    If one requires definitive proof that food blogging has reached its hoary, self-referential apex, here it is: Bitter Feast, a film about a chef who kidnaps and tortures a food blogger who has killed the chef's career with a bad review.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2010

    This is Divorce Blogging: On Male Oversharing, Emasculation and Appropriateness

    ​Much of the conversation online surrounding diary-like, confessional writing, more derisively called "oversharing," is informed by specific expectations based generally on either age or gender. Depending on the media narrative of any given week -- even day or hour, online -- there will be cov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2010

    Bloggers Can Be Sellouts, Too, But Mostly They're Just Poor and Underloved

    ​The bro who iced the New York Times set his sights on greedy bloggers in Sunday's Week in Review. He presented shameless shillers with a 22 oz Smirnoff Twisted Rasberry -- metaphorically. "As blogs take their place alongside traditional media," writes J. David Goodman, Times blogger, "their w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Blogger Wars Heat Up: Google Explains Its Sudden Move Against MP3 Blogs

    ​"I get DMCA takedown notes almost every other week," Pop Tarts Suck Toasted proprietor Patrick Duffy told us on Tuesday, after Google's Blogger service, which hosted PTST, had summarily deleted the blog. "It's ridiculous, but I always remove the offending mp3's ... it seems that I hit the max ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Sietsema and Others Muse on the Future of Food Journalism

    In this month's Columbia Journalism Review, Robert Sietsema pens a feature on the history of restaurant reviewing; the importance of anonymity; the increasing number of writers not only identifying themselves, but also accepting free meals; and how food blogs and sites like Yelp have changed the lan ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2010

    I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best

    18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Zach Brooks Talks About Midtown Lunch's Growing Girth: "I'm Just a Fat Guy Who Likes to Eat" Brooks, definitely not in midtown.​ Four years ago, Zach Brooks walked into Hing Won, a Chinese restaurant near his office in midtown, and noticed two lines. On his left, a bunch of white guys in business suits waited next to a steam table to order Americanized Chines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Why This Decade Sucked, Reason #10: Social Media Ruined the Internet

    ​ We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked, starting from the bottom. ​Remember back in the 90s, when you loved the internet? When you saw it through a child's eyes, and clapped with delight at dancing hamsters, cruddy Flash animation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: 'Gourmet' Postmortems; Vendrification Examined

    This week in food blogs... Eater National looked back at 68 years of Gourmet covers. Grub Street found out that Mia Dona is closing for renovations for a few weeks. The Feedbag reacted to the FTC's plan to overhaul "endorsements and testimonials" regulations to include bloggers... could this be t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    President Talks Health Care to Congress -- Rightbloggers Make It All About a Guy Named Joe

    Last week the President delivered a health care speech to a joint session of Congress. The most newsworthy part of the event, from the rightblogger perspective, was Representative Joe Wilson's cry of "You lie" during a section having to do with coverage of illegal immigrants. (Whether the still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Welcome, Rebecca Flint Marx

    You may have noticed that there's a new blogger in town. We're happy to welcome Rebecca Flint Marx to the Fork in the Road gaggle; she'll be blogging all day about restaurant and chef news, food finds, and other good things. Rebecca was a baker in a past life, and has written for Gourmet, The New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    She Scoots to Conquer: Rightbloggers Celebrate Sarah Palin's Latest Masterstroke

    Friday's unexpected announcement by Sarah Palin that she would resign the Alaska governorship came as a surprise to everybody -- including the rightbloggers who have supported her most strongly since she came to national attention. Some assumed that she had abandoned the cause, but a healthy remn ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009


    Meet the faces behind your favorite blogs

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Social Disease Media: The Twitter Traffic Machine

    Forget all this crap about Twitter being the new Tom Paine, revolution and evolution and all that hippie crap -- it's really about making microfortunes with the Twitter Traffic Machine! Here's some dude named Gabe in a t-shirt and a frickin' lei on the internet (signifier of wealth, not poverty! W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Rightbloggers Hold a Sparsely-Attended Tea Party

    Rightbloggers had a big project last week: A series of "tea parties" across the country to protest Obama and his stimulus bill, inspired by comments by CNBC's Rick Santelli (and, it has been suggested, by some rightwing pressure groups). The results were not a great success, at least in the object ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Pajamas Media, Rightblogger Meal Ticket, Pulls the Plug

    Pajamas Media, a consortium of mostly rightbloggers, was founded in 2005. Its "eventual goal," reported National Review at the time, was "to replace the established media sources with a network of what [co-founders Charles Johnson and Roger L. Simon] call 'citizen-journalists.'" They felt good about ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 21, 2009

    Meet New York's Sex Bloggers

    The 12 months of the internet’s sultriest sharers

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Top 10 Rightblogger Stories of 2008

    Excited (not to say deranged) by the long Presidential campaign, conservative bloggers -- rightbloggers, in our affectionate parlance -- were in top form this year, and outstripped the sleepy Main Stream Media in every way. If mainstream Republicans were content to call Obama a socialist, rightblogg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    RightBloggers on the New Yorker's Obama Cartoon Cover

    The sane either laughed at the Obama cartoon or didn't, and then went on with their lives.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Knocked Up: Slutfishing in Gloucester with the Rightbloggers

    [Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here every Monday. ]KNOCKED UP: SLUTFISHING IN GLOUCESTER WITH THE RIGHTBLOGGERS Culture war ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Killing "Whitey" or Not? Rightbloggers React to Michelle Obama Rumors.

    [Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso, an apparent glutton for punishment, has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here every Monday (except on holiday weeks). So far, Roy has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007
  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006

    Pretty Hate Machines

    The sick, sublime joy of celeb-bashing blogs

  • Screens

    May 10, 2005

    Huffing, Puffing

    Arianna vindicates bloggers' cherished belief that worldly fame and wealth count for nada

  • Books

    April 12, 2005

    Book Smart

    Could cyberspace be the novel's best friend? Litblogs take off—and grow up.

  • Art

    April 5, 2005
  • Art

    April 5, 2005


    What if professors could lecture 24-7? Blog culture invades academia.

  • Screens

    February 22, 2005

    Pay You, Pay Me

    The Matt Lauer of the blogoshphere quits his day job, relying on micropatrons to bring home bacon

  • News

    February 8, 2005

    Site Precedent

    What Apple Computer Insists are 'Trade Secrets' These Websites are Calling News

  • News

    February 24, 2004

    Blogging Off

    Your blog's great—nice dirt on Graydon Carter!—but can it buy me a beer?

  • News

    February 10, 2004

    Blog of Fear

    CJR Shoots Off a Few Rounds on the Web

  • Columns

    November 4, 2003
  • News

    July 15, 2003

    The Sharer of Secrets

    Anonymous Blog Cracks Window Into Hasidic Community

  • News

    April 8, 2003

    An Iraqi Web Diarist Goes Silent

    Did the Media Blow Baghdad Blogger's Cover?

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