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Former staff writer for the New Yorker
Dan Baum is a former staff writer for The New Yorker, and has written for numerous other magazines and newspapers including the New York Times Magazine, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Harper's, and Wired. He is the author of NINE LIVES: Mystery, Magic, Death and Life in New Orleans (Spiegel & Grau, 2009) and is currently at work on a book about American gun culture, forthcoming from Knopf. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.