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.
‘The Demon of Anal Fissures’
A Response To The Moronic Inferno
Interview with Todorov
Memphis, 40 Years Ago
You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough, and Gosh Darnit, You Can Ignore Those Gnawing H
A Word To The Unwise
The Newest Corporate Growth Industry: Public Place Holders!
Our (Yellow) Bodies, Ourselves
Joys of ‘The Wire’
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Barack and the Bottom-Up
The Only Endorsement That Matters
Simulacra and Stimulation
Duck and Cover, Mr. Frum. Duck and Cover.
Links for the Day
The First Rule About Campus Conservatives…
I Can Has Book Deal?
Writaz Wit Attitude
Ridin’ With A Touch of Class
National (Anti-)Labor Relations Board
The Carried Interest Loophole
Review of Break Through
The Air War in Iraq Gets Even Worse
Lessig on Corruption
Contracting soldiers of fortune is only one example of our recent philosophy of government
Open Wide, Tom
Cold, Hard Truths Part II
Sherrod Brown Drops the Knowledge on the Costa Rican CAFTA vote
America: “A Pants-Piddling Mess”
Akbar Ganji’s Open Letter
The Kids Aren’t Alright
Daniel Brook's The Trap reminds us that inequality is bad for everyone, rich and poor
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
Why are the Communications Workers of America opting out of the Save the Internet coalition?
The Spychopath Who Loved Me
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.
It Came From the Beltway
Joe Lieberman is not a centrist.
But Was He Also Munching Scat?
The New Slum Dwellers
Theyve Come for Us All
The Limits of Empathy
Exit, Raped by a Bear
50 and Bush: A Match Made in Heaven
Puppets on the Left, Puppets on the Right
Scalito’s Greatest Hits