Against Dumb is co-owned by Phil Ryan and Paul Wachter.


Phil Ryan has been working in online journalism since 1996. His fiction has appeared in The Columbia Review, McSweeney’s, and the now defunct, largely unmissed Jane. He lives in New Jersey.


Paul Wachter is a journalist who has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Grantland, The Nation, and other publications. He lives in California.


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