Chadwick Matlin

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GIFs: A Passé Format Becomes A Cultural Phenomenon

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2012 was a big year for the GIF. The animated file format, once mainly associated with GeoCities "under construction" pages and the mid-90s "dancing baby," exploded in popularity thanks to the blogging platform Tumblr. GIFs have become ubiquitous -- summarizing a year in sports; explaining economic policy; endlessly repeating cringe-worthy moments; and even teaching us music history

We talk with Joshua Carrafa, creator of the Music History in GIFs blog -- and Chadwick Matlin, author of a recent piece in The New Republic called "Inside the GIF Industrial Complex" about why GIFs have become so popular, whether they're art, and how music might be seeping into the traditionally silent medium. 


GIFs And Music; Kelly Willis And Bruce Robison; Pulitzer Prize Winner Edmund Morris

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In This Episode: We take a look at the internet phenomenon of GIFs and how they relate to music. Chadwick Matlin, senior editor for Reuters Opinion and Joshua Carrafa, creator of the “Music History in Gifs” Tumblr, explain the popularity of these animated image files that endlessly repeat.

Plus: Country couple Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis recently united for an album called Cheater’s Game. The duo plays live with their band.

And: He’s best known for writing landmark biographies of presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, but Edmund Morris’ latest book, called This Living Hand, features quite a bit of writing on music. He stops by for a discussion about Beethoven and more.

Underreported: The Facebook Empire

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Last week, Facebook quietly bought FriendFeed, a platform that keeps track of just about everything you do online. On this week’s second Underreported, Chadwick Matlin, staff reporter for Slate’s, explains what the social networking site hopes to gain by buying FriendFeed.

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Taking the $ATs

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chadwick Matlin talks about his commentary on the corporate qualities of the nonprofit College Board, which made over $55 million in surplus revenue in 2006. He's the staff writer for, a business site from The Slate Group.

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A Loss of Venti Proportions

Monday, July 28, 2008

In the wake of Starbucks' announcement of 600 store closings, there has been an outcry of loyal customers protesting the closing of their neighborhood location. David Cruz, host of Newark Today at WBGO, and Chadwick Matlin, Staff Reporter for The Big Money, Slate's soon-to-be-released business site, discuss the closings and ...

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