Nathan Rabin

Nathan Rabin is a staff writer for The Dissolve, a new film website from the popular music website Pitchfork. Previously, he was the head writer for The A.V. Club, the entertainment guide of The Onion, a position he held until recently since he was a college student at University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1997. Rabin is also the author of a memoir, The Big Rewind, and an essay collection based on one of his columns, My Year of Flops. He most recently collaborated with pop parodist "weird Al" Yankovic on a coffee table book titled Weird Al: The Book. Rabin’s writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Spin, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Nerve, and Modern Humorist. He lives in Chicago with his wife.

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You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me
My Year of Flops
The Big Rewind

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I got a good Christian raisin' and an eighth grade education. Ain't no need in y'all treating me this way

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. At the UN, accepting an award for being the greatest person in human history

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My sturdy hump/willingness to look the other way when my neighbors start moonshine stills in their backyards

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. To paraphrase Woody Allen, my only regret in life is that I am not someone else

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "How's your hammer hanging?" Alternately I might just make small talk about the weather or baseball statistics. I've always wanted to ask our greatest President what he thinks about the White Sox's bullpen or if it might rain.

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