Max Read

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About Me

I'm a senior editor at New York magazine, where I edit Select All, a blog about technology. I'm also a former editor-in-chief of Gawker and a founder of IRL Club. My interests include the internet, culture, media, fringe politics, the YouTube video where the dog rides the lawnmower, and the places where those things overlap.

Contact

The best way to get in touch for queries, pitches, or arguments is over email: maxread@gmail.com. My PGP key is located here.

Recent Work

"Don't Trust Your CMS," Select All, NYMag.com. On the semi-mystical distinction between meaning and formatting, and the vagaries of copying and pasting HTML. CMS nerds only.

On CFCF's the Colours of Life for The New York Times Magazine. A short essay about the revival of New Age and my favorite music of 2015.

"Hulk Hogan Taught Me Never to Make a Bad Joke on Slack Again," Following, NYMag.com. On the ephemerality of face-to-face interaction as a feature and a bug, and the public revelation of my own corniness.

"Milling Time," The Awl. An essay about time, desire, fulfillment, anxiety, and strategy in fantasy-based collectible card games.

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The YouTube Video Where the Dog Rides the Lawnmower

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