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Chuck Klosterman

Pop Culture Critic, Author & "The Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine - Panelist Blurb

One of the most singular and exciting cultural critics of our generation, Chuck Klosterman captures what it feels like to navigate our pop-obsessed, media-saturated culture. In bestsellers like Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and as a columnist for The New York Times, Esquire, and Grantland, he shows us why "pop" is a conversation anyone can join in on, and why it matters.

Chuck Klosterman is not a detached academic who deconstructs pop culture at arm's-length. He's a regular guy whose intellectual curiosity is insatiable, infectious, and surprisingly insightful. In other words, he is a true pop-culture nerd.

Klosterman is the bestselling author of several non-fiction books, including Killing Yourself to Live and Fargo, Rock City, of which Stephen King said, "writing about pop culture doesn't get any better than this, or funnier." Chuck uses that wit and charm to write the NYT Magazine's Ethicist column, where he dispenses uncommon wisdom on moral conundrums. He has also written for GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Believer, The Onion and the popular sports and culture website Grantland. In his writing, Klosterman explores and interweaves such disparate topics as celebrity, music, technology, sports, and modern life with an infinitely inquisitive mind.

His other books include Chuck Klosterman 4, Eating the Dinosaur and two novels, Downtown Owl and The Visible Man.