The team behind The New Inquiry is always mutating and evolving, and it’s about time we reveal the latest additions. Meet our new friends:
As a staff writer at Gawker, Adrian has single-handedly uncovered some of the Internet’s deepest, darkest secrets, including the facts behind @Horse_ebooks and the identity of Goatse. He’ll be bringing his talents, knowledge, and ongoing feud with Reddit to the TNI editorial team.
Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and author of the award-winning novel Open City, Teju has set a new standard for micro-criticism with his Twitter account. Whether assaulting the white savior industrial complex or composing his “small fates,” he can say as much as anyone can with 140 characters. At TNI Teju is going to use a few more words for his visual culture blog Double Take.
Emily’s criticism has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, n+1, The Believer, the TLS, and elsewhere. Her writing first appeared on our site with the essay The Lonely Ones. Having gone without a dedicated literary editor for many months, TNI looks forward to Emily’s reinvigoration of our take on contemporary fiction.
Art Editor at Large
One of today’s most discussed post-Internet artists, Jesse’s multimedia work interrogates identity and performance on- and off-line. As an essayist, she has written for TNI about digital flânerie, and now we’re proud to announce she’ll be lending her expertise to our Features section.
A Columbia writing instructor and essayist for The Atlantic and The Believer, Liz has long been one of our featured contributors. She has written on film, television, and mean girls for TNI, and now she’s stepping up as Contributing Editor. The undisputedly funniest writer on staff, Liz promises to improve our collective sense of humor.
Erwin has been a crucial part of TNI for some time now under the name Anton Steinpilz. He has written on topics from comparative earthquake response to poetry in the age of precarity, and is ready now to come out and assume his rightful place on the roster with his given name.