Lee Siegel to Join The Observer as Weekly Columnist

The Observer has hired National Magazine Award–winning critic and author Lee Siegel as a columnist covering the worlds of business and culture. “Lee Siegel is one of the sharpest voices in journalism today,” said Observer editor Kyle Pope. “We’re thrilled to be able to showcase him in The Observer.” The author of three books, including Against the Machine: How the Web Is Reshaping Culture and Commerce—and Why It Matters, Siegel has previously served as TV critic for The New Republic, art critic for Slate and book critic for The Nation, and written for publications such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s and The New York Times. He will begin contributing to The Observer in print and online starting next month.