Braddog, né Brad Wieners, serves as an editor at HardWired, the new book division from the publishers of Wired. His first book, with David Pescovitz, Reality Check, finds him fact-checking the future. Buy it already. His lit crit has appeared in Wired, Details, VLS, the San Francisco Examiner, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He also hounds media old and new in "Mad Dog in the Fog," a column that appears in the San Francisco Review of Books. A slogan on the wall above his desk: "Shit has its own integrity."


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