Journalist and author who has reported on politics, sports, media and a variety of other subjects for outlets like Rolling Stone and New York Sports Express. He is the author of several books, including The Exile (2000), Spanking the Donkey (2005) and Insane Clown President (2017).
He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Bard College in New York. He briefly studied abroad at Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University in Russia.
His work for Rolling Stone earned him the National Magazine Award in 2008.
He married a woman named Jeanne in 2010.
He has been a guest on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.