Category Archives: Hoosiers

This is what Cinderella looks like in September

[SB Nation] In Boston a few weeks back, I met a librarian who, like me, hails from Indiana. Actually, she hailed from Terre Haute, and like everyone else who’s lived there she had a Larry Bird story. Her dad used … Continue reading

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The real facts on Indiana’s health insurance rates

[Indianapolis Star] In today’s Indianapolis Star, I’ve got a short op ed on the claim that health insurance will go up by 72 percent under Obamacare. I’ve got a personal stake in this story since I’m moving back to my homestate … Continue reading

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A review of Edward McClelland’s Nothin’ But Blue Skies

[NUVO] In this week’s issue of NUVO, Indianapolis’s alt weekly, I’ve got a review of Ted McClelland’s new book on the rise and fall of manufacturing in the Midwest. It’s an important book, even though it’s not a perfect one. … Continue reading

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Is Bob Castellini the best owner in baseball?

[New York Times] In yesterday’s New York Times, I made the case that, yes, the Reds’ boss  is the best in the baseball — and certainly the best in the Reds’ recent history. There’s some fun stuff in there about Marge Schott … Continue reading

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Frank Bill and the new Midwestern lit

[The American Prospect] In the latest issue of The American Prospect, I’ve got a long review of Frank Bill’s novel Donnybrook. I also consider a small but growing number of Midwestern fiction writers, including Donald Ray Pollock and Bonnie Jo … Continue reading

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