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Exciting news for Chuck Klosterman fans.
The pop culture and music critic best known for his Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs collection has landed a sweet new gig at the New York Times Magazine writing the publication's weekly The Ethicist advice column, originally penned by humorist Randy Cohen.
"This is a job I've wanted for 10 years," Klosterman told the AtlanticWire in an email confirming the news. "I don't claim to be more ethical than anyone else, or even more ethical than the average person. But I love thinking about these types of problems, and I'll try to be interesting. We'll see what happens."
News of Klosterman's arrival at the magazine first began to circulate early Thursday afternoon, when a new Twitter account with the handle @nytethicist went live. It's description: "I write the Ethicist column for @NYTmag and also tweet as @CKlosterman." The magazine's editor, Hugo Lindgren, however, held off confirming the news right away, something that added a splash of fuel to the Twitter fire. (The @nytethicist's first tweet: "This time, the Internet is correct.")
Klosterman will replace Ariel Kaminer, who took over for Cohen in 2011 and departed earlier this year. Since then, a series of guest columnists not named Klosterman have kept the popular column going. No word yet on when his first column will run.