Nothing Bad Ever Happens [Small Batch Books]
The life of a remarkable Long Islander, businessman, and problem-solver named Jim Miller
Covering the Bases [Chronicle Books]
Classic sports writing on the greatest moments in baseball
Gluttony [Chronicle Books]
An anthology about an overabundance of food and drink--and its consequences
Selected articles, interviews, essays, and reviews
Fishing With My Daughter [New York Times | PDF]
An essay on fatherhood, memory, and the rewards of "staying open to the rhythms of the natural world."
Where Have All the Covers Gone? [Boston Globe | Ideas]
On the peculiar thrill of seeing a book we love being read by someone we've never met.
An Interview With Patrick Radden Keefe [Los Angeles Review of Books]
Keefe on his sweeping, switchblade-sharp Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland.
MORE FROM THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
A Tribute to the Sublime Judy Holliday [TIME]
She could do it all, and like all the greatest entertainers, she made it look effortless.
Stan Musial: A Salute to the Man [TIME]
Three-time MVP. Three-time World Series champ. And maybe the nicest guy who ever played the game.
The Best Movie of All Time at 70: Here's Looking at You, Casablanca [TIME]
What sets Casablanca apart? Its "accidental perfection."
My Bloody Valentine's First Album in Two Decades: Attention Must Be Paid [TIME]
MORE FROM TIME
In Praise of Kenneth Patchen
Celebrating a uniquely American poet whose work is a tonic against disgust and despair. [The Awl]
How Judge Woolsey Set Ulysses Free [Daily Beast]
On a momentous First Amendment court opinion that is succinct, humane, and hugely readable in its own right.
Hemingway's Messy Legacy Keeps Getting Messier [Daily Beast]
A new edition of the writer's gory Green Hills of Africa leaves a reader wondering: What the hell was wrong with that guy?
George Orwell's Ode to Spring [Daily Beast]
The author of 1984 and Homage to Catalonia wrote about nature as eloquently as he wrote about everything else.
MORE FROM THE DAILY BEAST
The Photo That Changed the Face of AIDS [LIFE.com]
The story behind one of the most harrowing, controversial photographs to emerge from the global pandemic.
LIFE Rides With Hells Angels [LIFE.com]
In 1965, photographer Bill Ray spent weeks with the Angels, but his eye-popping photos never ran in LIFE. Here they are.
Gorgeous Early Polaroids: A LIFE Photographer Plays With the SX-70
Pictures by Co Rentmeester, who experimented with the legendary camera before it went on sale to the general public.
Alone in a Crowd: Marilyn Sings 'Happy Birthday' to JFK, May 1962
Like all pictures that assume a stature and a celebrity of their own, Bill Ray’s photograph is more than a mere portrait.
The Art of Photographing a Famous Pig [LIFE.com]
The key to the whole endeavor? The creature's willingness to please.
The LIFE Magazine Covers That Never Were [LIFE.com]
Turns out many of the "classic" LIFE covers featured in a popular 2014 movie were never covers at all.
The Rooster vs. the Logo: The Story of a Unique LIFE Cover
A gutsy call by LIFE magazine's founder results in a cover worth crowing about.
MORE FROM LIFE.COM
The Consolations of Bleak Nature Poetry in the COVID Age [Medium]
Poems that cast a harsh light on our own mortality can sometimes offer a curious sort of comfort.
Who Said It? Donald Trump or Homer Simpson? [Medium]
It sometimes seems that Homer and that other guy share a single, profoundly incurious brain.
MORE FROM MEDIUM
Return to Treasure Island [HuffPost]
How a "boy's adventure novel" written 130 years ago by a tubercular Scot can still thrill grown-up readers today.
Profile: New York Times Columnist Jim Dwyer [Columbia Journalism Review]
The Pulitzer Prize winner on why he has the best job in journalism.
Beast Cements Paul Kingsnorth's Reputation as a Furiously Gifted Writer [Washington Post]
With echoes of Kafka and John Gardner's Grendel, Kingsnorth's novel is as cryptic as it is thrilling.
Trump vs. Americans Who Kneel for the Anthem [NY Daily News | Opinion]
Donald Trump will never grasp that a person can be rich and famous and still want to fight for those less fortunate.
The Grisly History of Brooklyn's Revolutionary War Martyrs [Smithsonian]
More Americans died in disease-ridden British prison ships than in all the battles of the Revolutionary War combined.
An Open Letter to the World: Sorry About Trump [The Independent | Opinion]
Trump's neatest trick has been to convince millions of the forgotten and the aggrieved that he speaks for them.
A Conversation With the Coolest Man in New York: Milton Glaser [Gothamist]
"My whole life has been devoted to this thing called art, which is really all about making things."
MORE FROM GOTHAMIST
Case Foundation — Faces of Founders Project: Bridging the Justice Gap [Branded | FastCo.Works]
Meet two women who created a simple way for lawyers to volunteer their professional services to those in need.
Case Foundation — Faces of Founders Project: Their Moment in the Sun [Branded | FastCo.Works]
George Ashton and Yuri Horwitz founded the solar financing and development venture Sol Systems.
A 3D-Printing Lab Is Iowa's Entry Into A $140 Billion Industry [Branded | FastCo.Works]
Protostudios could be the catalyst for a new medical device hub in the Hawkeye State.
Visions of an Immersive World [Branded | FastCo.Works]
Profiles of six insiders applying mind-blowing tech to upend their respective industries.
Building [Personal essay]
"We were a small crew, just four guys. We framed houses."
Big Wheel Keep on Turning [Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Fall 2015 cover story| PDF]
Can a quirky, ingenious contraption built by an Oberlin alum help save our harbors, rivers, and oceans?
Deadspin: The Stacks
Occasional pieces on sports, culture, and photography (not necessarily in that order)
Book reviews published in the West Coast's premier alt-weekly