Stories by Scott Timberg

Scott Timberg is a staff writer for Salon, focusing on culture. A longtime arts reporter in Los Angeles who has contributed to the New York Times, he runs the blog Culture Crash.He's the author of the new book, "Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class." subscribe to Scott Timberg's feed

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: Salon

The sci-fi-western series could be great if it weaves its nature-of-reality musings into the action without flubbing it.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2016, Source: Salon

Alt. country hero Earle on "utterly bat shit politics."

Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source: Salon

Low-paying jobs in "prestige" industries favor the kids of the rich—and that's not what culture and politics need.

Posted on: May 26, 2016, Source: Salon

Her sharp take on "pro-life" history's unambiguous connection to violent outcomes shows how good late-night can be.

Posted on: May 9, 2016, Source: Salon

The author of "Ruthless," a memoir about Scientology and the father of its leader, David Miscavige, speaks out.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016, Source: Salon

The actor thinks he's opening up the debate, but speaking in favor of the anti-science film just spreads nonsense.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2016, Source: Salon

Salon speaks to tech critic Douglas Rushkoff about the complexity of the Apple privacy case.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2015, Source: Salon

The media accepts that ‘people who resort to violence are left-wing or Arab or both.’

Posted on: Nov 5, 2015, Source: Salon

A psychologist on how to deal with stress.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015, Source: Salon

In 1987's "The Art of the Deal," Trump's obnoxious early roots are on full display.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015, Source: Salon

From The Secret to destructive management theories, unbridled optimism is just another way to ignore real issues.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: Salon

The mogul could be very good for American comedy, as Letterman, Jon Stewart and "Bloom County" have shown.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2015, Source: Salon

By telling young people they should savour the best years of their lives, we are telling them that everything afterwards will be worse.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2015, Source: Salon

If plutocrats take over movie funding the same way they've taken over national politics, we all lose.

Posted on: May 23, 2015, Source: Salon

Swift is the privileged daughter of plutocrats. She had a leg up.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2015, Source: Salon

The rich get richer, the middle class gets hollowed out. We all stay quiet. Steve Fraser explains why we allow it.

Posted on: May 4, 2014, Source: Salon

Time for "gee-whiz stupor" about the Web to stop, Astra Taylor says, and for a real look at the damage done.

Posted on: May 21, 2013, Source: Salon

In "Who Owns the Future?" Jaron Lanier examines how the Web eliminates employment and job security, along with revenues that give the economic middle stability.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013, Source: Salon

Today, musicians work without record labels, journalists work as freelancers and book publishing is collapsing. Unions might take some risk and sting out of the creative destruction.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2012, Source: Salon

The publishing industry is teetering again as Random House and Penguin plan to merge. It's time for a government policy to protect the arts