Category Archives: All History is Local History

The first in a series on the Bridgeport Bluefish

[Deadspin] I’ve been spending a lot of time lately at the Ball Park at Harbor Yard — better known as the home of the Bridgeport Bluefish, an independent baseball team. The stadium sits two Metro North stops away from where … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck, Author

[New Haven Advocate] In this week’s New Haven Advocate, I’ve got an essay on Glenn Beck-as-author, disguised as a dispatch from his latest simulcast book event. Through his radio and television shows, Beck can deliver huge sales boosts to obscure … Continue reading

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The Technician: A Profile of Rick Moody

[New Haven Advocate] In this week’s New Haven Advocate, you’ll find my profile of Rick Moody and his new novel, The Four Fingers of Death. (Moody writes such disparate books that it’s tough to pick a best [or a worst], … Continue reading

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Lebronnukah

[Deadspin] Over at Deadspin, I’ve got a dispatch-slash-photo gallery from last night’s LeBron James television special, which was staged in Greenwich, CT. The special generated tons of coverage in both the standard and Watching-the-Watchmen traditions, but I tried to focus … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Wide World of . . . Urban Squash?

[New Haven Advocate] In this week’s New Haven Advocate, I’ve got a long story on Squash Haven, a local nonprofit that follows the after-school orthodoxy except for one thing: its kids play squash. This focus raises some obvious questions (namely: … Continue reading

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