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Tom Scocca

What Do You Mean Don Draper Isn't Real?

Posted 06.10.2012 | TV

Bad news for "Mad Men" fans who thought they were watching a five-season documentary -- Don Draper is not a real person. We know, we know -- your min...

Should Your Kid Learn Mandarin Chinese?

Posted 10.17.2011 | Books

Editor's note: "Beijing Welcomes You" author Tom Scocca discusses raising his bilingual child, who speak English and Mandarin Chinese. From The Wa...

A Quick Q&A with Tom Scocca -- Author of Beijing Welcomes You

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 10.16.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Tom Scocca's engaging new book, which explores his experiences in China during its pre-Olympic and Olympic moments, has been getting enthusiastic reviews. I decided to send a few questions his way.

Judiging A Book By Its Cover: Do Covers And Blurbs Really Sell Books?

The Awl | Matthew Gallaway | | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books

Writers by definition spend a lot of time on the inside of books, which is why what happens on the outside—namely, cover art and blurbs—can feel p...

Jason Linkins

Slate Writers Help Readers Demystify The Political Press

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm loving this piece from Chris Beam in Slate entitled "The Only Politics Article You'll Ever Have To Read." It's a rather brilliant and hilarious plumbing of the puddle-deep political tropes that the political media reflexively dials up.

25 Bloggers You Wish You Were Reading

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Remember when the web used to be about following links to someone's cool blogspot site? Now it's all about the world of ultra-ultra-niche or the secret gems that the big sites troll daily for their unique takes.