Rob Brunner

Freelance writer

I am a senior editor at Fast Company and fastcompany.com. I have also written about culture and entertainment for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, The Awl, and Men's Journal, among others. Previously I was a writer and editor at Entertainment Weekly magazine, where I served at various times as the magazine's music editor, lead book critic, and movie-reviews editor. I've interviewed Brad Pitt, Jay Z, Jessica Chastain, David Fincher, Tom Waits, Wes Anderson, and countless others.

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Contact: RobBrunnerNYC at gmail.com

Portfolio

Latest

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How Shake Shack Leads The Better Burger Revolution
"I bet no CEO of a company has said this to his team," Shake Shack leader Randy Garutti tells a roomful of employees. "I want to challenge you to put us out of business." It's...
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Bjork On Keeping "Vulnicura" Off Spotify: "It's About Respect, You Know?"
Your new album, Vulnicura, is an account of breaking up with your longtime partner. How does working on such emotional material affect your process? This has probably been the...
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Can A $200 Beard-Growing Kit Make You Cool? We Gave It A Try
For the past eight years, I have worn a totally boring beard-an uninspiring band of quarter-inch-long salt-and-pepper fuzz. Eric Bandholz, the founder of a men's-grooming...
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Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn't Care Less
"Ready to eat well?" asks Anthony Bourdain. The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo yakitori...
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Thurston Moore's New Album: The Best Day
Check out our review of Thurston Moore's New Album The Best Day on Rolling Stone.com.
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Jenny Lewis 'The Voyager' Album Review | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone
"Vans" The Pack | 2006 Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who...
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Bob Mould 'Beauty Ruin' Album Review | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone
"Vans" The Pack | 2006 Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who...
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'There's No Genius More Unknown Than the One Who Never Was'
You've probably never heard of the movie that I'm most excited to see this summer. It's titled "Thumbscrew," and was directed by a shadowy auteur named Stanislas Cordova, a...
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The Woman Behind The Funniest Shows On TV
When the call came, Michele Ganeless didn't want to pick up the phone. Stephen Colbert was on the line, and the Comedy Central president had a feeling it was bad news. "There...

Features

The Strange Saga of River Phoenix's Final Film
'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' movie cover story
How John Forté’s hip-hop career was saved by George W. Bush
'Zyzzyx Road': The Real Story Behind the Movie that Grossed $30
Henning Mankell
Back to Annandale: Solving a Classic Pop-Song Mystery
Older & Weezer: Rivers Cuomo's Return From Darkness

Reviews

Hilary Mantel, 'Bring Up the Bodies'
David Foster Wallace, 'The Pale King'
'Veep' (HBO show)
George Saunders, 'Tenth of December'

Miscellaneous

"Too Much Like Reality": Writer Frank Bill On Violence, Meth And Work
Ouch! Stunt Coordinators Talk About Their Worst Injuries
'Hunger Games': A Doubter Finally Dives in
Best Novels 2012

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