Andrew Marantz

Andrew Marantz

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1984 - present

Andrew Marantz is an author, journalist, and staff writer at The New Yorker, a national weekly magazine that offers a signature mix of reporting and commentary on various fields. He writes narrative journalism about politics, the internet and the way we understand our world, and writes extensively for The New Yorker on the topics of technology, social media, the alt-right, and the press, as well as comedy and pop culture. He is a contributor at Radiolab and The New Yorker Radio Hour, and has written for Harper's, Mother Jones, The New York Times, and many other publications. In addition, he has written about virtual-reality narratives, hip-hop purism, and the “Truman Show” delusion, plus dozens of Talk of the Town pieces. Andrew is the author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. He has spoken at TED and has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many other outlets.

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  • Combining the keen narrative detail of Bill Buford's Among the Thugs and the sweep of George Packer's The Unwinding, Antisocial reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased.

  • The author shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread--from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed.

  • Antisocial has been recognized as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, and New York Times Notable Book of 2019.


  • Prior to his current role, he worked on the magazine’s editorial staff.

  • He worked on writing stories focusing on hip-hop purism and the Truman Show delusion.

  • He also edited stories about Las Vegas nightclubs, Liberian warlords, and many other things.