Andrew Adam Newman

Freelancer, frequent contributor to The New York Times. andrewadamnewman[AT]gmail[DOT]com

More than 500 articles in The New York Times in numerous sections including Business, Style and Arts. Other outlets include New York magazine, Salon, Adweek and Studio 360. Previously served as editor for alternative newspapers in Pittsburgh, Maine and Boise.

New York City


New York Times

Aiming to Reduce a Stigma, Depend's New Pitch Is 'Drop Your Pants'

Imagining a parade of of the pantless in incontinence products.

New York Times

Hard-to-Watch Commercials to Make Quitting Smoking Easier

More effective than telling smokers that their habit shortens life expectancy: the risk of disfigurement.


New York Times

Seder Fare for Pets That Keep Kosher

Why kosher pet food is not meshugas.

New York magazine

Meet the Rat Lady

A rat lover explains.

New York Times

Room at the Inn for Fido, as Long as He's a Lap Dog

Many hotels that claim to be dog-friendly actually shun all but small breeds.


New York Times

Laying the Lox on Thick, a Dating Site Focuses on Jewish Humor

Hoping to strike a chord, JDate also strikes a nerve.

New York Times

A Guide to Embracing Life as a Single (Without the Resignation)

A singles site that skirts dating.

Books and Publishing

New York Times

Wordsmiths: They Also Serve Who Only Vote on ‘Ain’t’

How a usage panel shapes how we use and pronounce words.

New York Times

You Say Tom Robbins, I Say Tom Clancy

With audiobooks, couples have to compromise on something else besides pizza toppings: authors.

New York Times

How Should a Book Sound? And What About Footnotes?

The strange case of how David Foster Wallace's voice sounds in his footnotes for his audiobook.

Public Radio

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

Portrait of a Dog

Photographer Amanda Jones takes pictures of dogs - and her work is in high demand.

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

Helms and Stein

What if retired Senator Jesse Helms could recite a lesbian love poem by Gertrude Stein?

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

American Standard

A a new film currently in production called American Standard takes place entirely in New York bathrooms, public and private.