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Chris Goldberg
Chris Goldberg graduated from New York University in 2001. He started out as an assistant editor on a documentary about video game champs called Bang the Machine, but it was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. He then spent a year at the William Morris Agency, and was a personal assistant to producer Scott Rudin. In 2004, he moved to Miami to be a fundraiser and canvass director for the Democratic National Committee. For the past nine years he’s served as the Director of Literary Affairs, finding books for film adaptation for a major Hollywood studio. He now lives in Los Angeles, California.

Entries by Chris Goldberg

FaceTwitter Sucks: A Better Vision for the Social Networking Future

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2009 | 12:28 PM

Nobody loves Facebook more than me. I'm a rabid, evangelical Facebook addict. My page is so elaborate that a colleague once compared it to staring into the Matrix. I'm also that annoying guy who taunts my friends who still haven't joined. When they finally give in - and they always...

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Dudes Don't Read: The Book Biz's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

(38) Comments | Posted December 19, 2008 | 3:03 PM

By now we know the book business could be spiraling into the trash heap of history along with the CD business and the US auto industry. The layoffs and the handwringing are well documented, and the problems that plague publishing are too numerous to recount here.

But as...

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Are MGMT Douchebags? Does it Matter?

(6) Comments | Posted December 15, 2008 | 3:34 PM

Can you enjoy a band's music even if the band members are complete and utter douchebags?

That important philosophical question has been eating away at my soul lately.

Like many people, I've been rocking out to MGMT a lot this year -- especially their song "Electric Feel." Their album...

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Milk Robbed of Globes

(6) Comments | Posted December 14, 2008 | 7:29 PM

When my friend at Focus Features told me I'd love Milk a few months before it came out, I was pretty skeptical. I figured he was just drinking the company, um... milk.

Sure I'm a diehard liberal and all (pro gay rights, a former political organizer, etc.) but I...

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Mickey Mouse and McCain's Last Throes

(6) Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 3:42 PM

McCain-Palin and the Republicans are on the verge of losing this election and they know it.

That's why the right wing scream machine has turned the volume on ACORN up to eleven.

Nothing could be more predictable: When Obama wins they'll cry voter fraud. It...

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Palin Proves She's "Country Last"

(10) Comments | Posted October 9, 2008 | 7:21 PM

Nothing has proven the utter hollowness of John McCain's "Country First" slogan than Sarah Palin's vile behavior the past few days.

We all know by now that her low-blow, guilt-by-association stump speeches, in part claiming that Obama is "palling around with terrorists" -- called "unsubstantiated," and...

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Picking Gwen Ifill: McCain's Latest Stunt?

(5) Comments | Posted October 3, 2008 | 2:44 PM

As we hurdle closer and closer to the dramatic showdown between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin tonight, the right is on fire about the moderator Gwen Ifill, the veteran PBS journalist (and African American woman) who is currently writing a book called "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age...

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