Tag Archives: Writing

Growing up with the Great Bambino

We all know who Babe Ruth is but in the age of steroids in baseball and paychecks that’d make the Lehman Brothers blush the Colossus of Clout is often painted as a hot dog-scarfing alcoholic who simply called his shot. … Continue reading

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Economics of a ‘Breaking Bad’ cliffhanger

Earlier this week Adam Davidson, a financial reporter for The New York Times Magazine and co-founder of Planet Money on NPR, described why the Breaking Bad cliffhanger is great business for AMC, no matter how terrible it is for fans … Continue reading

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Risking it all in Syria to become a war correspondent

Sometimes people carry out certain tasks and are called “brave,” while “stupid,” “naïve,” and “psychotic” would apply just as well. For war correspondents looking to cut their teeth in the field, sometimes all those words mean the same thing. That’s … Continue reading

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Underground fight clubs in the Bronx

Last month in Vice Magazine MMA journalist Jim Genia put down in writing what most people will never see. Genia was able to document his first person experiences at underground mixed martial arts bouts in the Bronx. New York is … Continue reading

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Hunter S. Thompson on Letterman in 1988

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Sci-Fi writer learns to sword fight in China

Cooper Woo was helping his buddy Neal Stephenson write a book when their group of friends fell into the habit of modern sword fighting. The book, which would later be published as a serial novel called Mongoliad, was about a … Continue reading

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Writing for Free: Credibility and Practicality in the Blogosphere

  The term “blogosphere” has been used so often and in so many ways that word is on the verge of losing all meaning. “Blog” no longer refers to something written by “someone in their basement” with no credibility. Today, … Continue reading

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