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TED ANTHONY

Pittsburgh

New York

TED ANTHONY

Writing at the intersection of
culture, mass media and memoir.

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Shatner heads toward the stars, and visions of space collide

Are "Star Trek” and private space travel a good fit?
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Analysis: A ‘United’ Nations, navigating a fractured world

At U.N. headquarters this week, while persistence seems abundant, hope is a scarce commodity.
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9/11: As the decades pass, the act of remembering evolves

How does memory change as time marches on? With 9/11, it's complex.
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A pandemic Olympics, without all the crowds

We love live audiences, because they are our representatives.
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Ron Popeil was the sizzle of American ingenuity, personified

An American original, connecting Barnum and Edison to the video era.
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Weaned on Hollywood endings, Americans now face a messy one

Americans love the big Hollywood ending. The pandemic ain’t gonna be that.
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We Did Not, In Fact, Build This City on Rock and Roll

Aging, death and the lies of 1980s bubblegum music.
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‘WandaVision,’ a sitcom sendup, was a pandemic parable, too

Trapped in your own neighborhood, losing a sense of the outside world with each passing day.
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The Last 90 Seconds

A fading father, a ticking clock, and one final snack for the road.
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That 70s Show: Loss by loss, a unique era of baseball fades

A list too long: those from the ranks of 1970s baseball rosters who have died in the past year.
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For a splintered nation, a delicate moment of continuity

The inauguration proved that there can be comfort in the performance of process and procedure.
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In-betweenland: As 2020 slips away, an American snapshot

A year ends. Another begins. Just like always. Yet like nothing ever before.

About

TED ANTHONY

I tell stories. Stories about you and me and us, about our country and our world and the strange and meaningful tapestry of human experience. I tell stories about things that connect with each other unexpectedly, and about how the most insignificant details in our surroundings can, when poked at, turn out to mean everything. Once I wrote an entire book about a single song.

I do other things, too. Right now I am the director of digital innovation for The Associated Press, working on all kinds of interesting new things at the intersection of storytelling and new media. As a leader in AP's news operation for 15 years and a correspondent for 10 more before that, I have tried to bring an unerring sense of storytelling — in any form, in any fashion, on any platform — into our journalism as our industry changes fundamentally and shifts onto exciting and disruptive new platforms. Along the way, I teach and train and mentor and speak about journalism and why it must remain a fundamental and relevant part of the world during an uncertain era.

I also take photographs. See some of them on Instagram by clicking the link in this section, and more of them here.