Thomas Frank (Harper's) and Bright Frenetic Mills - Media Content Generation Mills
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with journalist and author Thomas Frank, who recently joined Harper's Magazine as a monthly columnist. His first column for Harper's is in the December 2010 issue. It's called "Bright Frenetic Mills." Frank writes about how media has become one big content generation mill. In the new January issue, (pictured at left), Frank's column is called "The Fatal Center." He asks whether the U.S. political spectrum has a center or whether it is completely polarized.
Frank is the founder and editor of The Baffler and the author of several books. Other writings include essays for Harper's Magazine, Le Monde diplomatique, Bookforum, and the Financial Times. His book What's the Matter with Kansas?, published in 2004, earned him nationwide and international recognition.