Contributor Archive

Harold Check lives in San Francisco with his wife and two cats. Once upon a time, he worked at Yahoo! and Six Apart. He is the founder of the Media Nugget.


Print The Complete Far Side - Gary Larson
TV Arrested Development - Mitchell Hurwitz
Tech Bloglines - Mark Fletcher
Music London Calling - The Clash
Film How's Your News? - Arthur Bradford
Film Jackie Brown - Quentin Tarantino
Music The Milk-Eyed Mender - Joanna Newsom
Tech Orsinal - Ferry Halim
Music This Year's Model - Elvis Costello
Print I.D. magazine - Julie Lasky
Print The Great Brain - John D. Fitzgerald
Film Pride and Prejudice - Simon Langton
Film Dogtown and Z-Boys - Stacy Peralta
Print Consumed - Rob Walker
Print The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
Food Chowhound - Jim Leff
Print 1-Up MegaZine - Raina Lee
Food Soul of a Chef - Michael Ruhlman
Film Unprecedented - Richard Perez and Joan Sekler
Print You Are Here - Katharine Harmon
TV Da Ali G Show - Sascha Baron Cohen
Print American Sucker - David Denby
Food Simple Cooking - John Thorne
Tech Text Twist - GameHouse
Film M*A*S*H - Robert Altman
Print Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing - Ted Conover
Food Puerco Pibil - Richard Rodriguez
TV Heat Vision and Jack - Ben Stiller
Film Chopper - Eric Bana
Music Decoration Day - Drive-By Truckers
Print The Believer - Julavits, Park, et. al.
Food Home Cooking - Laurie Colwin
Music Symphony no. 4 - Tchaikovsky
TV World Poker Tour - Steve Lipscomb
Tech del.icio.us - Joshua Schacter
Misc Cast Puzzles - Hanayama
Film Let America Laugh - David Cross
Food The New Joy of Cooking - Ethan Becker, et. al.
Film My Best Fiend - Werner Herzog
Print Giant Robot - Eric Nakamura, et. al.
Tech PVRblog - Matt Haughey, et. al.
TV Mythbusters - Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage
Film Tron - Steven Lisberger
Music Midnite Vultures - Beck
Print Positively Fifth Street - James McManus
Tech Samorost - Amanita Design
Food Gear For Your Kitchen - Alton Brown
Film Trekkies - Roger Nygard
Music The Love Songs - Giant Sand
Tech Flickr - Ludicorp
Print Brunelleschi's Dome - Ross King
Film Hedwig and the Angry Inch - J. C. Mitchell & S. Trask
TV Freaks and Geeks - Paul Feig & Judd Apatow
Tech Scrabble - The Pixie Pit
TV The Larry Sanders Show - Garry Shandling
Food The Bountiful Container - McGee & Stuckey
Music Neon Golden - The Notwist
TV The Office - Ricky Gervais
Print Bobos in Paradise - David Brooks
Print Writing in Restaurants - David Mamet
Tech Constructor - Soda
Film A New Leaf - Elaine May
Tech Daze of Our Lives - Martin Archer
Print The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
Misc Presidential Elections - U.S. Voters
Film Breaker Morant - Bruce Beresford
Print A Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton Malkiel
Music Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Music Bad Love - Randy Newman
Music The Art of the Trio, Vol. 4 - Brad Mehldau
Film Tombstone - Val Kilmer
Print The Stories of John Cheever - John Cheever
Music Hourglass - Kate Rusby
Music The Gasoline Age - East River Pipe
Print Slackjaw - Jim Knipfel
Tech Exploding Dog - Sam Brown
Print Black Hawk Down - Mark Bowden
Music Ocean Rain - Echo & The Bunnymen
Film The Knack...and How to Get It - Richard Lester
Print Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
Print McSweeney's - Dave Eggers
Music Today - Galaxie 500
Print Boggs: A Comedy of Values - Lawrence Weschler
Music This Time It's Love - Kurt Elling
Music Ooh La La - The Faces
Print The Dream Songs - John Berryman
Film The Cruise - Bennett Miller
Music About to Choke - Vic Chesnutt
Music Out of Sight - David Holmes, et al
Music When the Red King Comes - Elf Power
Tech eBay
Film Burnt by the Sun - Nikita Mikhalkov
Music Horse Stories - Dirty Three
Print The Coast of Good Intentions - Michael Byers
Tech Godzilla vs. Tamagotchi - Jitterbug
Music Creeper Lagoon - Creeper Lagoon
Print Things That Make Us Smart - Donald Norman
Print Fat City - Leonard Gardner
Music Too Far to Care - Old 97's
Print The Watch - Rick Bass
Film Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Klaus Kinski
Music If You're Feeling Sinister - Belle and Sebastian
Music Little Honda - Yo La Tengo
Print If Beale Street Could Talk - James Baldwin
Film In the Company of Men - Neil LaBute
Print Lost Moon - James Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger
Music Mission of Burma - Mission of Burma
Print Dear Scott / Dear Max - John Kuehl, Jackson Bryer
Film Dog Day Afternoon - Sidney Lumet
Print Motel Chronicles - Sam Shepard
Print Collected Poems - Wendell Berry
Film Things Change - Don Ameche / Joe Mantegna
Tech Thinkmap - Plumb Design
Film Blowup - Michelangelo Antonioni
Film La Femme Nikita - Luc Besson
Print The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
Music In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
Print Chemical Imbalance - Mike McGonigal
Film Schizopolis - Steven Soderbergh
Print The Coast of Chicago - Stuart Dybek
Music Pleased to Meet Me - The Replacements
Music Martin and Me - J Mascis
Music Jacky Terrasson - Jacky Terrasson
Film Silence of the Lambs - Jonathan Demme
Film Tampopo - Juzo Itami
Print Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
Music Rattlesnakes - Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
Print The Man Who Loved Levittown - W.D. Wetherell
Tech Dancing Baby - Various Web Sites
Music My Favorite Things - John Coltrane
Tech NBA Live 98 - Electronic Arts
Music No Depression - Uncle Tupelo
Film Cronos - Guillermo del Toro
Print Absent Friends - Frederick Busch
Music Here Come the Warm Jets - Brian Eno
Music Perfect From Now On - Built to Spill
Print Tell Me a Riddle - Tillie Olsen
Film Eat Drink Man Woman - Ang Lee
Film Ridicule - Patrice Laconte
Tech Stating the Obvious - Michael Sippey
Music Underwater Moonlight - The Soft Boys
Print Startup - Jerry Kaplan
Print Forty Stories - Anton Chekhov
Print Countdown - T.A. Heppenheimer
Music Surfer Rosa - Pixies
Print Play It As It Lays - Joan Didion
Print The Carpentered Hen - John Updike
Music Dear Mr. Cole - John Pizzarelli
Print Wearing Dad's Head - Barry Yourgrau
Print Understanding Comics - Scott McCloud
Music What's Up Matador - Various Artists
Music Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
Print Fantasia Mathematica - Clifton Fadiman
Print The Leopard - Giuseppe di Lampedusa
Music Talking With the Taxman... - Billy Bragg
Print Selected Stories - Guy de Maupassant
Music The Red and Orange Poems - Gary Bartz
Film Zentropa - Lars von Trier
Print The Complete Fairy Tales - Brothers Grimm
Music Pinkerton - Weezer
Tech Acrophobia - Bezerk
Music A Prescription for the Blues - Horace Silver
Film Hard Eight - Philip Baker Hall
Music Tweez - Slint
Print River Dogs - Robert Olmstead
Film The Indian Runner - Sean Penn
Music Celebration on the Planet Mars - The Beau Hunks Sextette
Tech The Street.com - Jim Cramer
Print The Best of Damon Runyon - Damon Runyon
Misc Here's Jonathan - Jonathan Winters
Print Stretching - Bob Anderson
Film Lonely Are the Brave - Kirk Douglas
Music Squirrel Bait - Squirrel Bait
Print The Night In Question - Tobias Wolff
Music Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
Print Above the River - James Wright
Film The Hustler - Paul Newman
Music Take No Prisoners - Lou Reed
Music Songs from Northern Britain - Teenage Fanclub
Print The Bear Went Over the Mountain - William Kotzwinkle
Print The City - Frans Masereel
Tech British Open Golf - Looking Glass
Print An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
Music Bee Thousand - Guided By Voices
Print The Troll Garden - Willa Cather
Print L.A. Confidential - James Ellroy / Curtis Hanson
Music Black Love - Afghan Whigs
Print All the Days and Nights - William Maxwell
TV Blackadder - Rowan Atkinson
Tech Critical Mass - Corbis
Music Whatever and Ever Amen - Ben Folds Five
Print Amusing Ourselves to Death - Neil Postman
Print The Darkness Around Us is Deep - William Stafford
TV The Original Star Trek - Gene Rodenberry
Film Chinatown - Jack Nicholson
Print Miss Lonleyhearts - Nathaniel West
Music Bud Powell in Paris - Bud Powell
Print Weather Central - Ted Kooser
Music OK Computer - Radiohead
Print The Collected Stories - Flannery O'Connor
Tech ActiMates - Microsoft
Music Paderewski Plays Chopin - Ignace Paderewski
Print I Am One of You Forever - Fred Chappell
Film Blade Runner - Ridley Scott
Print History - Robert Lowell
TV South Park - Trey Parker & Matt Stone
Music Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
Tech Free Font Archive - Chank Store
Print Selected Poems - John Ciardi
Print Homicide - David Simon
Music Being There - Wilco
Print Prisoner's Dilemma - William Poundstone
Film Walkabout - Nic Roeg
Print Believers - Charles Baxter
Print Decriptionary - Marc MacCutcheon
Music Lonely at the Top - Randy Newman
Print Beer Frame - Paul Lukas
Music Bach's Bottom - Alex Chilton
TV Dancing Outlaw - Jacob Young
Print The Selected Stories - Richard Bausch
Music Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Art Blakey
Print Blue
Print Ulysses - James Joyce
Music The Early Year - Scud Mountain Boys
Print Stories of Happy People - Lars Gustafsson
TV The Late Late Show - Jon Stewart
Music Electric Warrior - T. Rex
Music Hot - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Print The Man Who Knew Kennedy - Vance Bourjaily
Film Way Out West - Laurel and Hardy
Print Atlas - Glen Baxter
Film Bottle Rocket - Owen Wilson
Music Electr-O-Pura - Yo La Tengo
Print Understanding Fiction - Henry Taylor
Music Venus - Low
Film Freeway - Reese Witherspoon
Tech Shockwave - Macromedia
Music All the Nations Airports - Archers of Loaf
Tech Tennis Elbow - GOTO Software
Print Cockfighter - Charles Willeford
TV The Daily Show - Comedy Central
Print The Point - Charles D'Ambrosio
Music The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground