Adam Serwer

Adam Serwer is a staff writer for The American Prospect.

  • 'Game of Thrones': When Fantasy Looks Like Reality

    The second in a five-part series about HBO's new show, which premieres this weekend

  • American Takfiris

    The theological justification for al Qaeda's wholesale slaughter of civilians was provided by Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, also known as Dr. Fadl, one of…

  • J. Cole Shows The Tea Partiers How To Do It

    The positive anthem is a genre of hip-hop song Talib Kweli mastered with "Get By" and then beat to death an album later with "I Try." "Get By" is sort of plugged as an option for the emcee who's more lyrically than musically inclined, who's trying to show intellectual depth and draw a certain kind of audience.

  • Welcome To Rapture

    [A. Serwer]This is going to be my post on the awesomeness that is the Ayn Rand-inspired Xbox game BioShock and its sequel. I'll put most of it under…

  • Refusing To Get What You See

    National Review Writer Victor Davis Hanson is scratching his scalp raw trying to figure out the motivation behind Obama's national security strategies:

  • Obama: Weak On Terror

    [A. Serwer]The Times: WASHINGTON -- The Taliban's top military commander was captured several days ago in Karachi, Pakistan, in a secret joint…

  • On "Benetton Hearts" And...You Know

    [A. Serwer]Hey everyone, it's an honor to be back at Ta-Nehisi's place. I'm a writer at The American Prospect, and an alumnus of Jack and Jill…

  • Farewell Post

    [A. Serwer]This has been a crazy week for me, blogging here, at TAPPED, and working on some other long-form stuff for the Prospect. I agreed to do it…

  • Color-blindness, Racism, and Disparate Impact

    [A. Serwer]When TNC first asked me to guest-blog, I thought I was going to be doing a lot more posts on comic books and video games then I ended up…

  • Obama, Lincoln, and Gay Rights

    [A. Serwer]   Sean Wilentz's lengthy book review of several Lincoln biographies isn't up on The New Republic's website yet, [actually it is, my…

  • Race, Superstition, and Marriage Equality

    [A. Serwer]   So like Ta-Nehisi, I've been pretty frustrated with the way that many on the left have simply embraced the idea that black people are…

  • Michael Jackson's Mirror.

    [A. Serwer] Ya'll can't get mad at me, because I haven't done a Michael Jackson post yet. This will be my only one, barring unforseen developments.…

  • Thoughts on the Ricci Case.

    [A. Serwer] I've posted a number of immediate reflections on the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in favor of the white firefighters in the Ricci case over…

  • What's Beef?

    [A. Serwer]Dana Milbank debates Nico Pitney on Howard Kurtz's Reliable Sources. Milbank can barely bring himself to respect Pitney as a person, let…

  • After the Fall.

    [A. Serwer]Hey ya'll, this is Adam. You guys might know me from such blogs as TAPPED and Jack and Jill Politics. I'm honored to be guest-blogging for…


Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.


Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.


Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air