Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
Brian started at the magazine as an intern in December 2001, and became editorial assistant in July 2003, and assistant editor in November 2003. In addition to contributing columns on current events, he reviews literature and has written on language in politics for the magazine. Brian received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Richmond, Va., in 1999. He has previously worked as a waiter, a personal care assistant at an Alzheimers’ facility, a Chicago Public School substitute teacher and a freelance question writer for Trivial Pursuit.
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‘The Demon of Anal Fissures’
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A Response To The Moronic Inferno
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Interview with Todorov
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Uh Oh…
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Inequality Kills
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Memphis, 40 Years Ago
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You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough, and Gosh Darnit, You Can Ignore Those Gnawing H
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A Word To The Unwise
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The Newest Corporate Growth Industry: Public Place Holders!
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Our (Yellow) Bodies, Ourselves
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Joys of ‘The Wire’
Some critics have called HBO's hit series 'depressing' and 'nihilistic.' They couldn't be more wrong.
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Barack and the Bottom-Up
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Infrastructure, finally…Really?
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The Only Endorsement That Matters
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Simulacra and Stimulation
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Duck and Cover, Mr. Frum. Duck and Cover.
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Links for the Day
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The First Rule About Campus Conservatives…
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I Can Has Book Deal?
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Writaz Wit Attitude
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Ridin’ With A Touch of Class
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“Appropriately Venomous”
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National (Anti-)Labor Relations Board
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The Carried Interest Loophole
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Review of Break Through
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More Mieville
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The Air War in Iraq Gets Even Worse
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Lessig on Corruption
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Blackwater Nation
Contracting soldiers of fortune is only one example of our recent philosophy of government
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Open Wide, Tom
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Cold, Hard Truths Part II
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Sherrod Brown Drops the Knowledge on the Costa Rican CAFTA vote
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America: “A Pants-Piddling Mess”
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Akbar Ganji’s Open Letter
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The Kids Aren’t Alright
Daniel Brook's The Trap reminds us that inequality is bad for everyone, rich and poor
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Death from Above
For the Iraqi people, the surge in U.S. troops has meant more bombs dropping from the sky and a surge in deaths
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Not Neutrality
Why are the Communications Workers of America opting out of the Save the Internet coalition?
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The Spychopath Who Loved Me
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A Nation Is Not a Plate
The United States should be held responsible for its crimes and destruction in Iraq with a withdrawl and reparations.
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It Came From the Beltway
Joe Lieberman is not a centrist.
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But Was He Also Munching Scat?
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The New Slum Dwellers
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Theyve Come for Us All
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The Limits of Empathy
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Exit, Raped by a Bear
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50 and Bush: A Match Made in Heaven
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Puppets on the Left, Puppets on the Right
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Scalito’s Greatest Hits
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