The Baffler is a magazine of cultural/political/business analysis. It was founded in 1988 by the editors Thomas Frank and Keith White. It is headquartered in New York City.
As of 2016, the magazine and its collections of essays are distributed through bookstores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Originally, The Baffer was headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. In 2010, it moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2016, it moved to its present headquarters in New York City. In its original form, The Baffler had up to 12,000 subscribers.