Tuesday, March 10


When Muhammad Ali Was a Has-Been

Twelve columns about the boxer’s descent, originally published in the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Excerpted from Writers' Fighters and Other Sweet Scientists.


The Grantland Q&A: Errol Morris

“Some of the best lines — and I’ve been lucky to hear really nutso lines over the years — are not in response to any kind of question. It’s in response to, ‘I don’t know.’”

Monday, March 9


A Song of Beer and Weed

The origins of Lagunitas are laced with THC.


Inexcusable Absences

Truancy is punishable by fines, probation, and in some cases throwing parents in prison. Does any of that really keep kids in school?


Where the Bodies Are Buried

Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, denies that he was ever in the IRA. The murder of Jean McConville threatened to expose him as a liar.


(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News

It’s a mess inside the network – and Brian Williams may still come out on top.

Sunday, March 8


Exile On Charles Street

Hamid Karzai’s older brother owns a restaurant in Baltimore.


Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother

A drag pageant pioneer dropped out of the public eye after the 1960s. What happened to her?


Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast

A profile of a promising young runner.