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Seabrook at the 7 Moscow International Book Festival, 2012

John Seabrook is an American journalist who writes about technology and popular culture. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1993.[1]

Seabrook graduated from St. Andrew's School (DE) in 1976, Princeton University in 1981 and received an M.A. in English Literature from Oxford. He began his career writing about business and published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including Harper's, Vanity Fair, GQ, The Nation, The Village Voice, and the Christian Science Monitor. To date, he has published four books besides contributing numerous articles to The New Yorker. A feature film based on his 2008 book Flash of Genius was released on October 3, 2008. His new book, The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory was published in October, 2015.




  • Seabrook, John (1997). Deeper : my two-year odyssey in cyberspace. Touchstone Books. 
  • — (2000). Nobrow : the culture of marketing, the marketing of culture. Methuen. 
  • — (2008). Flash of Genius and Other True Stories of Invention. St. Martin's Griffin. 
  • — (2015). The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory. W. W. Norton & Company. [2]

Essays and reportingEdit

Critical studies and reviews of Seabrook's workEdit


  1. ^ "Contributors: John Seabrook". The New Yorker. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Nathaniel Rich. "Hit Charade". The Atlantic (October 2015). Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Online version is titled "Randy Newman contemplates the universe".
  4. ^ For comparison, see Peter Swirski's textbook on nobrow taste culture in America, From Lowbrow to Nobrow.

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