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Over 100 articles published in The New York Times, and numerous magazine bylines, from Wired to Atlantic and Los Angeles Magazine. Diverse portfolio: technology (Wired), design/architecture (cover bylines on New York magazine’s annual DESIGN issues), celebrity interviews (In Style, Marie Claire, Esquire, GQ, etc.), trend pieces (NYT  “Styles” features), product reviews (Wired, GQ’s Elements of Style column), and investigative journalism. Anthologies that feature my articles include: The Best American Sports Writing (Houghton Mifflin, editor: Buzz Bissinger, Bobby Fischer’s Pathetic Endgame, The Atlantic); The Best American Crime Writing (Vintage, editors: Otto Penzler/Thomas H. Cook, Sex, Lies and Video Cameras, Details); The Best Business Stories of the Year (Vintage, editors: Andrew Leckey/ Ken Auletta, Tommy’s Tumble, New York).

Wired (archive)

Wired Features
Hollywood SCI-FI Props
SFMOMA
SFMOMA App
hype beast
hot-stampers
Tesla Clone War

Wired Trend Pieces
Synthesizer Queen
Digital Detox “Dubmphone”
One Man Record Plant
Custom Sneaker King
PixelKabinett 42
meijs-motorman
Audio Gear Wizard
Custom Sneaker king 
vanmoof-10-electrified
seiko-model-5-hacking
logmar-super-8
ikea-bekant-desk
linnstrument
leatherman-tread
8-bit-3-d-art
new-york-comic-con-roundup

Wired Audio Reviews
Master & Dynamic MA770 Speaker
HiFiMan Planer Headphones 
Tivoli Model One Digital Radio
Warm Tone Digital Record Press 
Cheap Thrills “Chi-Fi” Earphones
Master & Dynamic MW50
Naim Mu-so Qb Wireless Speaker
Sony USB Turntable
Oswald Mills Audio
Howard Hughes’ Home Theater
Master & Dynamic Bluetooth
J-Corder Reel-To-Reel Review
Devialet Phantom
Modern Record Console
steve-jobs-stereo-system
ny-audio-show
naim-mu-so
iPhone Dac
Cheap Audiophile Earbuds
Table Radios

Wired Hot Products
Stromer e-bike (ST 1X) review
Raising the Bar (protein bar)
Soylent For Foodies
Automobile Bike Racks
Wireless Headphones
WaterRower Classic
Dansk Kobenstyle Casserole

The Atlantic
Crime In a Cashless Society
Surveillance State 
Self-Checkout Shoplifting
Venezuela Bitcoin Miners
Japanese “Engay” Food

In Style
Soledod
Erykah Badu

The Verge
Reel-to-Reel Tape is the New Vinyl

The New York Times
The Short-Order Sofa

Dwell
Prefab House

Artsy
Mark Kostabi
A.I. Art
New Anti-Forgery Technology
Can Big Data Make For Better Exhibitions? 

Archetypeme.com

Products:
Blade Runner Whiskey Glass
Geek Chic Clock
Wristwatch For Minimalists

Movies and TV
Skyfall Product Placement
Shop The Show: Mad Men
Tom Ford’s Movie Style
Shop The Show: Girls
Screen Grabs: Charles Swan III

Fashion
Behind The Scenes At Fashion Week: Stylist
Deconstructing the Fashion Show Swag Bag
Behind The Scenes At Fashion Week: Makeup
Fashion Week Calendar Must-Sees
Behind TheScenes At Fashion Week: Lighting
Behind The Scenes At Fashion Week: Music
Top Ten Designer List

Interviews
Tips of the Trade: Perfect Suit
Tips of the Trade: Driving School
Tips of the Trade: iPhone Photography
Tips of the Trade: Kitchen Secrets (Harold McGee)
Tips of the Trade: Antique Conservation (Smithsonian Institute)
Tips of the Trade: Be Your Own Concierge
Tips of the Trade: How to Make the Perfect Cocktail

INVESTIGATIVE:

The Ketamine Club – Los Angeles Magazine
Inside the Los Angeles clinic that uses ketamine to treat depression. View here

How Scientists and Supercomputers Could Make Oceans Drinkable – Google View Here

Bobby Fischer’s Pathetic Endgame – The Atlantic
The tortured and fascinating life of the world’s greatest chess genius.  This piece led to a book contract with Viking for a Fischer biography.
View here

The China Syndrome – Playboy
Investigative piece on lax security at Indian Point, a nuclear power plant located just 24 miles north of Times Square. Cited by the Project on Government Oversight as required reading for anti-terrorism advocates on Capital Hill  View hereIts publication prompted a full investigation of Indian Point by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. View here

Descent of a Woman – The New York Times
A SoHo boutique owner becomes a crack addict and suddenly finds herself homeless. She seeks refuge by joining a secret community of  “mole people” living beneath the city in the tunnels of the NY subway system. I worked closely with NBC’s Dateline to produce a 1-hour special based on this article. View here

The Goo That Saved the World – Esquire
A retired United Methodist reverend says he has discovered the magic bullet for HIV. Prostitutes who walk the streets of San Francisco corroborate this fantastic claim. View here

Decorators in the Haute Seat – New York
A Philadelphia credit-card king builds his $80 million dream home and ends up taking his interior designers to court, accusing them of selling fake antiques and the kind of price-gouging that is beyond the pale, even in Manhattan.  View here

Tommy’s Tumble – New York
In-depth profile of Tommy Hilfiger and his WASP/Hip Hop fashion empire.  View here

 

Contact: rene.chun@gmail.com