Category Archives: Features

Introducing Home Grown, my new Kindle Single

[Amazon] Some big news: today Amazon is publishing my Kindle Single Home Grown: Cage the Elephant and the Making of a Modern Music Scene. You can buy it here for $1.99, then read it on your smart phone, iPad, computer, … Continue reading

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Finding the biographer in the biography

[Wall Street Journal] In this Sunday’s Wall Street Journal I’ve got a ┬álong review of A. Scott Berg’s new biography Wilson. It’s also an essay on what exactly a biographer adds to any biography. Just four years ago, another excellent … Continue reading

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A brief history of revising

[Boston Globe] In this week’s Ideas section, in the Boston Globe, I’ve got a story about the history of revising. Today, we think of revising as an arduous, necessary process. But in an interesting new book an Oxford prof named … Continue reading

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Xavier’s next great team

[Cincinnati CityBeat] As part of their cover package on the NCAAs, Cincinnati CityBeat asked me to write about Xavier’s lost season. The Musketeers didn’t just whiff on the NCAAs — they whiffed on the NIT, too. But as I argue … Continue reading

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A profile of Vito Montelli

[New York Times] In today’s New York Times, I’ve got a long profile of Vito Montelli, who coached the boys’ basketball team at St. Joseph High School for 50 years — and to 11 Connecticut state championships. Montelli’s a great … Continue reading

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