Jody Rosen is a Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine. His writing on music, culture, and politics has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and many other publications. He was the music critic for New York Magazine, Slate, and the Nation. He is the author of White Christmas: The Story of an American Song. His new book, Two Wheels Good: The Bicycle on Planet Earth and Elsewhere, is forthcoming from Crown.