<aside> ⚪ **Liberal. ************************************Life Editor at the world edition of The Spectator. **********************************Regular contributor to The New York Sun. Host of Arguably.
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“Ross Anderson is a journalist who is better respected among important people than he is among the lay, and I’m hoping that can change. … he’s done a huge and magnificent piece about the online, right-wing, gay commentator Dave Rubin, in Quillette. ” - Josh Szeps
“This from Ross on Kanye West’s latest meltdown is terrific. Recommended” - Eli Lake
"an incredible writer"; "A wonderful reporter named Ross Anderson ... wrote this up in an awesome piece" - Sarah Isgur
"My favorite film critic knocks it out of the park once again" - Chadwick Moore
“Fascinating work here by [Ross]” - Angel Eduardo
“Revealing profile of [Dave Rubin] by [Ross Anderson]… Even if you're not especially interested in Rubin, [Ross’s] piece offers an interesting examination of how online radicalization happens. … The profile is worth your time, insights into how and why online content spirals toward extremism and conspiracy-mongering.” - David Frum
"Very nice review!" - Jesse Singal
“A fascinating piece by [Ross]” - Iona Italia
“the best description of Dave Rubin” - Cenk Uygur
“This profile of Dave Rubin by [Ross] is very good… I can see why he hates this” - Chris Kavanaugh
..."while lots of places have written something about Donda, hard to top [Ross's] ruthlessly fair assessment of maybe the most beguiling record of the year" - Armin Rosen
"Hats off to the reviewer who gets that my role model is Dr. Who" - Niall Ferguson
“You are a little rat”, “you fucking loser” - Dave Rubin
The tragic rise of former liberal, comedian, and Angeleno, Dave Rubin
“To his friends, Rubin is loyal but sensitive about it. To strangers, he is charismatic and charming. And to those he disagrees with or who have slighted him, he is a vindictive, reactionary bully. As his friends privately admit, he is psychologically ill-equipped for the position in which he has found himself. The story of his meteoric rise to fame is, finally, a strangely tragic one. He is Faust’s Republican, the fallen clown, and the definition of the kind of elitist he has always most despised — hypersensitive, hyper-partisan, and failing upwards.”
On shame, Shein, Soviets, and the moral corruption of influencers
“Parker was pushed out of respectable journalism for his bootlicking, but fashion influencers love their boots, and there is no bar too low. The lack of apology is almost admirable, because she’s not going to change. Her entire personal business and public personality depends on these brands, and their cycle of constant, rabid overconsumption.
Through her styling videos, Dani advertises an endless amount of cheap affiliate-linked garbage, and tells you that, no matter your size, you’ll look fabulous in it. If you’re young, and sensitive about the way you look —particularly due to your weight — you’re the perfect prey for that. She’s not a “confidence activist,” but a tasteless marketer, getting rich off the insecurity of her followers, paid in dirty money.”
<aside> ⭐ Highlights
<i>The Idol</i> and the art of smut
Can Apple make virtual reality relevant?
The problem with Burberry
The legacy of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel
The $1,250 ‘replica’ Jordans that are better than the real thing
Camp Crowder vs ‘Big Con’
Apple’s foray into streaming
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