John Seabrook

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Seabrook at the 7 Moscow International Book Festival, 2012

John Seabrook is an American journalist who writes about technology and popular culture. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1993.[1]

Seabrook graduated from St. Andrew's School (DE) in 1976, Princeton University in 1981 and received an M.A. in English Literature from Oxford. He began his career writing about business and published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including Harper's, Vanity Fair, GQ, The Nation, The Village Voice, and the Christian Science Monitor. To date, he has published four books besides contributing numerous articles to The New Yorker. A feature film based on his 2008 book Flash of Genius was released on October 3, 2008. His new book, The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory was published in October, 2015.



  • Seabrook, John (1997). Deeper: my two-year odyssey in cyberspace. Touchstone Books.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (2000). Nobrow: the culture of marketing, the marketing of culture. Methuen Publishing.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (2008). Flash of Genius and Other True Stories of Invention. St. Martin's Griffin.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (2015). The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory. W. W. Norton & Company.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[2]

Essays and reporting

  • Seabrook, John (December 1, 2003). "It Came From Hollywood" (PDF). The New Yorker: 54.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (October 11, 2010). "Peekers". The Talk of the Town. Dept. of Visitations. The New Yorker. 86 (31): 38.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (January 16, 2012). "Streaming dreams". Annals of Technology. The New Yorker. 87 (44): 24–30. Retrieved 10 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Subject: YouTube.
  • — (January 30, 2012). "Re-Start". The Talk of the Town: Fountain of Youth Dept. The New Yorker. 87 (46): 20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Subject: Nolan Bushnell.
  • — (December 3, 2012). "Glass Half Full". The Talk of the Town: The Musical Life. The New Yorker. 88 (38): 42. Retrieved 2014-12-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (January 28, 2013). "Tarrytown boy". The Talk of the Town. Comeback Dept. The New Yorker. 88 (45): 23. Retrieved 2015-04-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Tim Maia.
  • — (March 4, 2013). "Caloric sounds". Talk of the Town. Have You Heard This One?. The New Yorker. 89 (3): 18, 20. Retrieved 2015-05-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (July 22, 2013). "The Beach Builders". Our Local Correspondents. The New Yorker. 89 (21): 42–51. Retrieved 2014-10-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (September 30, 2013). "A dog's life". The Talk of the Town. Here to There Dept. The New Yorker. 89 (30): 25. Retrieved 2015-02-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Critical studies and reviews


  1. "Contributors: John Seabrook". The New Yorker. Retrieved 9 October 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Nathaniel Rich. "Hit Charade". The Atlantic (October 2015). Retrieved 24 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. For comparison, see Peter Swirski's textbook on nobrow taste culture in America, From Lowbrow to Nobrow.

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