Jacob Rubin
Jacob Rubin

Jacob Rubin is a writer in New York City and author of The Poser.

July 11 2018 9:00 AMIdols of ImmortalityAfter my best friend’s death, I became convinced that literature didn’t matter—until Mary Gaitskill restored my faith in it.
Brow Beat
April 3 2015 8:32 AMWhy Do Some Impressions Offend, While Others Flatter?
Brow Beat
March 17 2015 8:32 AMWhy Dana Carvey’s George H.W. Bush Is the Best Impression of All Time
May 12 2011 5:55 PMPixelated Breasts and Fountains of BloodMy strange, brief career as a video-game obscenity watchdog.
The Good Word
Aug. 30 2007 2:56 PMSo Many Exclamation Points!A new style guide says we should pepper our e-mails with them. Really?
Brow Beat
April 10 2015 9:16 AMWhy Elvis Is Our Most Iconic Celebrity Impression
Brow Beat
March 25 2015 8:32 AMSo You’re Doing an Impression. How Do You Decide What to Talk About?
Nov. 29 2011 6:30 AMThe Death of TitlesI Hate My Teenage Daughter, Tower Heist, Cowboys and Aliens—why can't anyone think up a decent title anymore?
Dec. 20 2010 7:13 AMGoodbye Epiphany, Hello EcstasyHow Barry Hannah changed the American short story forever.