The Joe Coscarelli Writing Sampler

These are some of the things I have written, divided into specific and somewhat arbitrary categories. Questions? Ask me.

See also: Résumé

On Paper Selling Junk Online [Village Voice, cover story]

NYC’s Golden Gossip Era Fades [Village Voice, cover story]


Review of Shoplifting From American Apparel by Tao Lin [Anthem]

David Foster Wallace Lives on for an Infinite Summer [Salon]


Ryan Adams: Painter [Anthem]

Ira Glass Reveals The End Of “This American Life” TV Show [MediaBistro]

Hip Hop/R&B

Da Drought 3 For Dummies: The Lil Wayne Learner [Candy Beans]

The Top 15 Gucci Mane Lines of 2009 [BlackBook]

Hard Bars, A-Z: Rap Songs In Which Complete Sets of Things are Listed

Rock Music

Tom Gabel! Makes Me Want to Die

Deer Hearts: The Antlers [The Deli Magazine]


School’s Out Forever: The Best Recent Grad Movies [Salon]

Review of We Live In Public

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Professional experience as a published writer, reporter, editor, and fact-checker at publications such as New York, The Village Voice, Rookie, the Los Angeles Times, LIFE, BlackBook, Salon, and Spin. Bachelor’s degree from New York University with a double major in Journalism (Media Criticism) and Politics. Internet savvy.

CLIPS Selling Junk Online (Village Voice)

Where Did Robert Costa Come From? (New York)

We are the ??? Occupy’s Identity Crisis (New York)

63 Minutes With Jack Dorsey (New York)

Ballad of Rikers Island: Lil Wayne album review (Capital New York)

NYC’s Golden Gossip Era Fades (Village Voice)

The Rapturous Reception of Margaret Sullivan (New York)

Interview with Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries (Salon)


Associate Editor,August 2011 to Present
New York [Daily Intel], New York, NY

Staff Writer, September 2011 to Present

Staff Writer, April 2010 to July 2011
Village Voice [Runnin’ Scared], New York, NY

Freelance Writer/Editor

Los Angeles Times dot com, BlackBook, Sound of the City, Capital New York, Rolling Stone dot com, and more.

Assistant Editor, February 2010 to November 2010, New York, NY

Associate/Weekend Editor,August 2009 to February 2010
Mediaite, New York, NY

Culture Intern, May 2009 to September 2009
Salon, New York, NY

Associate Editor, January 2007 to January 2010 
The Deli Magazine, New York, NY

Founding Entertainment Editor, February 2008 to May 2009
NYU Local, New York, NY

Fact Checker/Research Assistant, May to Nov. 2008
Investigative Journalist Russ Baker, New York, NY
• Fact-checking, researching, reporting, writing, publicity and completing administrative tasks for Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means For America, published January 2009 (Bloomsbury Press)

In-Office Freelancer/Intern, September 2007 to January 2009
SPIN, New York, NY

New York University, New York City, New York
College of Arts and Sciences: Journalism (Media Criticism) & Politics

Graduate, August 2009, Summa Cum Laude

REFERENCES available upon request

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