Benjamin Nugent

Benjamin Nugent is the director of creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and the author of the cultural history American Nerd. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time, and his first novel, Good Kids, will be published in January.

Benjamin Nugent: This week

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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