The Visible Man

The second introduction.

Oct 2011
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Black and Brown Blues

A visit inside—OK, near—the Cleveland war room on the occasion of the NFL draft.

Mar 2013
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A Night with the World’s Most Hated Bands

Taking in a concert doubleheader with Creed and Nickelback.

Apr 2012
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The Two Lines That Never Cross

Football is the most popular sport in America and probably the most dangerous. One has nothing to do with the other, and won’t.

Jun 2012
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Is the Fastest Human Ever Already Alive?

It may not be Usain Bolt—but scientists believe we’re reaching the limits of speed. (And yes, they’re accounting for PEDs.)

Jul 2011
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Noel Gallagher after Oasis

The songwriter on his split with Liam and his new solo career.

Sep 2011
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Speed Chess

On Amherst, Maine Maritime Academy, and the moving pieces of college football offenses.
Sep 2011
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(Un)Reality and the Football Hall of Fame

Cris Carter, Shannon Sharpe, and the true meaning of a “snub”.

Aug 2011
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“Eating the Dinosaur”: Football

How the NFL is secretly Marxist.
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Three-Man Weave

There are underdog stories … and there’s what happened in North Dakota in 1988.

Jun 2011
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The Jonathan Franzen Award for Jaw-Dropping Literary Genius Goes to … Jonathan Franzen

Chuck Klosterman talks branding, ex-wives, and rock ‘n’ roll with the Updike of our time.

GQ
Dec 2010
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Greatest. Indie-est. Band. Ever.

Pavement made some of the finest, most influential slacker noise of the ’90s, racking up an almost obscene amount of critical love along the way. Now, a decade after their final show, Stephen Malkmus and his old bandmates are once again about to rock. Chuck Klosterman salutes them.

GQ
Mar 2010
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Things We Think We Know

First impressions are usually wrong. Unfortunately, they usually turn into stereotypes, which then turn into the truth.

Feb 2007
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Life after Halftime

As John Madden retires from thirty years of broadcasting, look back at seventeen others who hung it up for that ultimate second career: the color .

Feb 2007
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Four Ways to Save Sports Media

The mainstream news media may be going down the tubes, but Chuck Klosterman has a plan to save sports journalism.

Sep 2007
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The Drowsy Dozen

An impassioned plea for professional jurors, from a man who just spent a long time as an amateur.

Dec 2005
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Guilty Pleasures

The curious etymology of a phrase gone wrong.

Nov 2004
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The Breaking Point

A pop culture commentator looks at Barry Bonds’ assault on Babe Ruth and Henry Aaron, and draws some troubling conclusions-not for Bonds, but for us.

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Why We Look the Other Way

With every new drug revelation, our faith in the sanctity of football is shaken. And yet we still believe. Why? That’s entertainment.

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The Pretenders

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Band on the Couch

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The Stranger

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The D.J. Auteur

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Vote for Gilbert

Examining the calculated weirdness and bombs-away talent of Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas.