Dawidoff writes on baseball and politics for The New Yorker and others. His newest book is Collision Low Crossers, about a year in the life of an NFL team.
Father of Rotisserie League Baseball and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Daniel Okrent is an authority on baseball, Prohibition, editing, and Jews who tell jokes.
Pat Jordan has appeared in Best American Sportswriting several times. His memoir False Spring is considered one of the best books on baseball.
Tom Verducci has written for Sports Illustrated since 1993, and now also reports on baseball for TBS and the MLB Network. He co-wrote The Yankee Years with Joe Torre.
The quavery voice of Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Austin’s cosmic crooner, would make even Hank Williams cry.
Among the the hustlers and the hucksters, there are panhandlers of talent who earn $50, $100 and even more a day. But following a police crackdown, their job has gotten harder.
Christian music is the fastest-growing form of popular music, driving its message home to the tune of $750 million a year.
Confessions of an author who grew up without watching—or missing—the tube.
Thailand’s blue cotton revolution.
To the legions of country music fans, Fan Fair is their revival meeting.
What’s ahead for the Jets?
Politics in a New York City steakhouse.
Mark Fidrych talked to the ball and spoke to us.
Lou Jost studies—and fights for—the rain forest.
The fans’ taunting of athletes keeps getting more and more vile.
She taught Jimmy Connors to play and to win.
The origin of the Sinatra classic, “Nice n’ Easy.”
Celebrating the oft-overlooked literary niche of sportswriting.
Presumed dead in August, the Red Sox are back in their division’s race.
For the Vienna Philharmonic, breaking with tradition has brought disharmony.
Travel with us to beautiful Kokernot Field, a gem of a place where time has stopped and small-town baseball has been elevated into a work of fine art.
In Wisconsin, there’s a place where a steak still really means something.
After a broken marriage, she wrote music of love and loss.
Sharon Matola, an American biologist and a former lion tamer, single-handedly created the only zoo in Belize.
The Cyclones hit a grand slam for Coney Island’s economy.
Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin is a rare combination of massive physique and imposing intellect.
Coach Joe Cesari has made Pennsylvania’s rich wrestling tradition even richer.