Max Read | @max_read
75 Varick Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10013

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.


The best way to get in touch is over email: Press materials can be sent care of New York magazine, 75 Varick Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10013.

Recent Work

"The Whole World Is Now a Message Board," New York magazine
How the message-board revanchists of the alt-right took power.

"Trump Is President. Now Encrypt Your Email," New York Times
The case that all Americans should practice good security.

"Maybe the Internet Is Just Terrible After All," New York magazine
What if the internet is actually bad?

"Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook," Select All
An excuse to use the word "fatberg."

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Recent Appearances

Achievement Oriented, discussing Hearthstone.

All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, talking about "fake news" on Facebook.

The Media Show on Radio 4, discussing Gawker and Peter Thiel.

Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky, talking about gadgets and Gawker.

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The YouTube Video Where the Dog Rides the Lawnmower