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 TheWall Street Journal, Spin, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Nerve, and Modern Humorist. He lives in Chicago with his wife.

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Based on the A.V. Club column, MY YEAR OF FLOPS is Nathan Rabin's romp through the most notorious movies in history -- he pities the genuine failures, enjoys the spectacular ones, and exhumes the hidden gems. Let's give second chances a chance.

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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. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. my terrible posture and air of ineffable sadness

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Presidents who aren't adept at making small talk

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.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. reading

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