Category Archives: Features

A profile of Mike Pence, Indiana’s new governor

[Indianapolis Monthly] In the January issue of Indianapolis Monthly, I’ve got a 5,000-word profile of Mike Pence. On January 14, Pence will be sworn in as Indiana’s new governor, and I talked to more than 30 of his friends, acquaintances, … Continue reading

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Stop cluttering our state constitutions!

[Slate] At Slate today, I’ve got a story on Kentucky’s newest constitutional amendment, which enshrines, of all things, the right to hunt. I started digging into this topic because it’s a perfect example of how more and more people are … Continue reading

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A profile of the Venezuelan catcher Luis Rodriguez

[Deadspin] At Deadspin, you can read my second dispatch about the Atlantic League and independent baseball — this time a profile of a catcher who’s in his twentieth season as a minor leaguer. (Here’s a link to the first Atlantic … Continue reading

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“A typical case of a small-town boy who betrayed his roots”: David Foster Wallace as a Midwestern writer

[Chicago Reader] In this week’s Chicago Reader, I’ve got a long review-essay on David Foster Wallace. The review part centers on Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, D. T. Max’s new biography of the author, and the book is just OK. … Continue reading

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The closing of the Wigwam (and the state of Indiana basketball)

[New York Times] In Sunday’s New York Times sports section, I’ve got a long feature on the closing of the Wigwam, the 8,996-seat arena in Anderson, Indiana, that ranks as the second largest high school gym in the world. Or ranked, rather: … Continue reading

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A profile of Xavier’s Chris Mack

[Cincinnati Magazine] In the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine, I’ve got a long profile of Xavier head coach Chris Mack. It centers on the lead up to the Xavier-Gonzaga game on New Year’s Eve, and while we continued to tweak … Continue reading

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The Bengals, Hamilton County, and the world’s worst stadium lease

[Cincinnati Magazine] Well, after a couple teasers — a miscellany of quotations from the county official who became a Bengals exec; an appreciation of Mike Brown as a “near-brilliant litigator” — my feature on the Bengals and their stadium lease … Continue reading

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