The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research was dedicated to original reporting and analysis, providing news, reviews, and a comprehensive guide of the local New England art scene. Greg Cook broke the story of the rash of gallery closings in Boston in 2008; his story on the plan to close the Rose Art Museum by Brandeis University was praised by other art publications. As part of an ongoing effort to use the blog to foster a community discussion on the state of the New England art scene, Cook organized an open-source regional art awards where more than sixty people emailed in some 180 nominations and 600 people voted by email. Greg Cook is the author of the blog The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research. Cook has also written about arts and culture for The Boston PhoenixThe Providence PhoenixThe Boston GlobeArt New EnglandThe Poetry Foundation, and numerous other publications. His comics have appeared in The BelieverPublishers Weekly, and Nickelodeon Magazine. His graphic novel Catch As Catch Can won the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent at Small Press (Comics) Expo in Maryland in 2002.