Media, baseball, and now…Stephen Colbert

September 6th, 2007 → 9:29 am @

Granted, the teaser for my article on Stephen Colbert in the upper right-hand corner of this month’s Vanity Fair isn’t the most arresting thing on the magazine’s October cover, but let’s be honest: it’s nearly impossible to compete with a good picture of Nicole Kidman, never mind one in which she’s wearing a sailor’s cap and showing off her bra.

That doesn’t mean my story, “The Man in the Irony Mask,” (unfortunately not available online) isn’t the best read contained therein, especially if you’re a fan of Colbert, or politics, or the media, or life in general. The piece has some great pictures of its own, and the 6000-word story is about the actual Stephen Colbert, not the on-screen blowhard. It was a fun assignment: it’s not everyday I get to spend a couple of days with someone as interesting as Colbert, nor is it everyday I get to travel to Charleston, SC for a minor league baseball game and call it work. So check it out when you get a chance. It’s well worth it.

Post Categories: Nicole Kidman & Oblique References to the Reign of Louis XIV & Stephen Colbert & Vanity Fair