The Longform Guide to Richard Ben Cramer
Joey Biden, He Could Really Talk
An excerpt from his book on the 1988 presidential campaign, one of the great pieces of political reporting in American history.
What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?
Cramer’s most famous piece of writing, a profile of an aging Ted Williams.
The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
How Jerry Lee Lewis, whose nickname was “The Killer,” got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.
A Native Son's Thoughts
Cramer on his hometown of Baltimore and its hero, Cal Ripken Jr.
The Ballad of Johnny France
A profile of a Montana sheriff in the midst of a manhunt.