kottke.org posts about Ana Marie Cox

A suck.com reunionNov 09 2010

Proposed SXSW panel: a suck.com reunion organized by Ana Marie Cox, aka Ann O'Tate.

While its sarcasm traits set Suck apart from the great majority of (painfully earnest) West Coast-based technology "ezines", Suck's lasting legacy is only partially based on the words it contained. Rather, Suck changed forever the way people think about writing for the web -- they perfected, if not invented, the practice of embedding links not as explanatory reference points but as commentary in and of themselves. Suck imploded rather unspectacularly, but its journey offers lessons: From purchase by a deep-pocket media company (Wired) to a quick-hit book project, to its ultimately deadly jump into crowd-generated content. Is that a cycle most indie projects are doomed to complete? For a publication devoted to debunking Panglossian outlooks on the mediasphere, a shocking number of Suck alumni have turned up, closing on two decades later, as influential, even aspirational, figures in their own right, with careers based on bridging the still-extant (if narrowing) gap between old and new media.

As I told a friend a few months ago, if someone launched a site with Suck's voice and spirit today, it would *kill*. (The Awl comes pretty close.)

Jeff Jarvis rightly recommends following Time.com'sJan 14 2008

Jeff Jarvis rightly recommends following Time.com's Ana Marie Cox's Twitter feed as she follows the Republican Presidential candidates around the country. A recent, uh, tweet: "Myrtle Beach: McCain staffers very excited and pleased about the prospect of 'Team McCain: California' jackets." These are the sort of details I wish made it to publication, but Twitter is, I suppose, a publication of its own, right?

The New York Times sure has aJan 09 2006

The New York Times sure has a boner for Ana Marie Cox and her new book, Dog Days. They've reviewed it one, two, three times in the last five days...and that's not counting Ms. Cox's nicely timed op-ed about Jack Abramoff from last Thursday.

Ana Marie Cox leaves Wonkette to write books full-time.Jan 04 2006

Ana Marie Cox leaves Wonkette to write books full-time.

Long, long, long, but good, good, goodJun 28 2005

Long, long, long, but good, good, good piece on Suck, "the first great website".

Dog Days, the much anticipated (by some)Jun 14 2005

Dog Days, the much anticipated (by some) novel by Wonkette's Ana Marie Cox, is available for preorder on Amazon.

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