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Eric Benson

January 30, 2012 | Features
The Art of the Negative Ad

Twelve rules for mauling your opponent on TV.

November 21, 2011 | Topic
Read His Lips

The congressional deficit supercommittee is at risk of deadlocking over taxes. And for that, you can largely blame (or thank, depending) Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist and his very effective anti-tax pledge. Here, the roots of Norquist’s ideas and style.

October 17, 2011 | Topic
The Jobs Collection

Below, a selection of Steve Jobs’s devices held by MoMA, Cooper-Hewitt, London’s Design Museum, and Hamburg’s Museum for Arts and Crafts, illustrated with patent drawings related to their development.

October 10, 2011 | Feature
In Search of Lost Time

Re-creating the room where Martin Luther King Jr. spent his final night.

October 3, 2011 |
The Illusive Indie

Pollster and former Clinton adviser Stanley B. Greenberg debunks the fantasy of the independent voter.

September 5, 2011 |

Hunting for a link.

September 5, 2011 |
Planes, The

Flying weapons.

August 29, 2011 | Topic
Big-Box Logrolling

Looking to quell opposition to its plan to put a store in East New York, Wal-Mart has been pulling out the stops.

June 22, 2011
Get Jazzed

Five shows to check out at the Undead Jazzfest, running June 23 through 26.

April 12, 2011
Jazz Age

Five swingin’ shows (including one benefit) to catch this week.