Paul Wachter is a journalist and the co-founder of Against Dumb, a discerning aggregator of news and culture. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, GrantlandNew York MagazineBloomberg Businessweek, Harper’sThe NationThe Atlantic, and other publications. After beginning his career in Beirut, Lebanon, he lived in Manhattan for a decade before moving in 2012 to California. He grew up in South Carolina.