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John Seabrook

The New Yorker

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by John:

How Graham Nash Still Does It

The newly remarried rock star ponders life without David Crosby and why he still sends roses to Joni Mitchell. → Read More

The Women of Wet Leg

How Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, two friends from the Isle of Wight, got a music career and five Grammy nominations by fixating on an old chaise longue. → Read More

Third Period, a Thousand Feet Over Brooklyn

Gerard Renodo and his architecture-crazy high-school classmates finagled a private tour of the Brooklyn Tower, the borough’s first supertall skyscraper, where they pondered Batman vibes and gentrification and searched for a souvenir to take home. → Read More

Old Is New Dept News, Opinion, and Analysis—

A collection of articles about Old Is New Dept from The New Yorker, including news, in-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis. → Read More

The Band, Disbanded

Discussing the documentary “Once Were Brothers,” Robbie Robertson talks about writing the “movie songs” that, along with cocaine, money squabbles, Martin Scorsese, and Big Pink, made the Band what it is. → Read More

Maggie Rogers Wants to Keep It Real

John Seabrook on the folk-pop star whose N.Y.U.-homework demo blew Pharrell Williams away, and who is now selling out Radio City. → Read More

The Age of Robot Farmers

Picking strawberries takes speed, stamina, and skill. Can a robot do it? → Read More

Why Philly Loves the Eagles’ Big Nick Foles, the N.F.L.’s Best Backup

Foles is a real-life Rocky—a disrespected has-been who quit the game, only to come back to win it all at the 2018 Super Bowl, and who is now defying the nonbelievers again. → Read More

Richard Thompson Rides Out a Storm on the Staten Island Ferry

After three decades in Los Angeles, the British folk-rock star arrives on the East Coast. → Read More

Operation Ceasefire and the Unlikely Advent of Precision Policing

Professor David Kennedy’s radical approach to gang violence sounded like academic claptrap, but it worked, and it has led to a paradigm shift in urban law enforcement. → Read More

Stephin Merritt Unpacks His Peripatetic Past

The Magnetic Fields songwriter preps the props for the theatrical production of his fifty-song memoir. → Read More

Steven Van Zandt’s New Rock-and-Roll High School

In his TeachRock program, Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” video becomes a text about the slave trade. → Read More

Can One of the Ortiz Brothers Win the Kentucky Derby?

Ahead of the Kentucky Derby, John Seabrook writes about the jockeys and brothers Jose and Irad Ortiz, and their chances to win the race. → Read More

Tools Of The Trade News, Opinion, and Analysis—

A collection of articles about Tools Of The Trade from The New Yorker, including news, in-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis. → Read More

Black Ice, Near-Death, and Transcendence on I-91

A car trip north ends in a terrifying slide off the highway. → Read More

How Many Guitars Can Steve Miller Fit in His Closet?

The space cowboy on finding a home for his four hundred and fifty guitars. → Read More

The Eagles Parade Was Beautiful, Melancholy, Profane, and Utterly Philly

Celebrating the Eagles as Super Bowl champs was not, for me at least, uncomplicated. → Read More

Richard Hell’s Obsessive Fan

If a writer is a reader moved to emulation, then Kyle Void, Richard Hell observed, “is a writer moved to apotheosis.” → Read More

Diplo’s Bona-fide Hustle

The d.j., E.D.M. producer, and Major Lazer front man, who helped pave the way for the Chainsmokers and Martin Garrix, visits a Cuban joint in Queens. → Read More

John Seabrook

John Seabrook has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1989 and became a staff writer in 1993. Seabrook explores the intersection between creativity and commerce in the fields of technology, design, and music. Seabrook is the author of “Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing—The Marketing of Culture,” which was published in 2000; “Deeper: My Two-Year Odyssey in Cyberspace,” which was published… → Read More