I visited Las Vegas last month in search of the stories behind Henry Ruggs III, Tina Tintor and the crash that ruined everything. I wound up finding…
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The NCAA Tournament is here. You're a young journalist about to cover your first-ever March Madness. Some thoughts on how to make the most out of it.
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Last night was the world premiere of the HBO series, "Winning Time," based upon my 2014 book, "Showtime." Here's the story of a crazy, wonderful…
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You have a book coming out—and you want it to sell. Here are some of the things to do (Step 1: Swallow your pride). Plus, Mike Moodian on California's…
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A self-loathing examination into how journalists organize and prepare before finally starting to write. Also, the worst column of my life and a college…
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Social media can suck. Like, REALLY suck. But after far too many misfires and misdeeds, I've emerged to offer some lessons. Also, five questions with…
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Sometimes a story should be written. Sometimes a story shouldn't. How does a journalist know? Also, five questions with Dana Hall McCain and props to…
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The wild, wacky, God-awful human hellscape that is the book-jacket blurb. Plus, five questions with Andrew Epperson and the time my employer insisted…
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What 20 years of marriage have done for my writing and my career. Plus, five questions with Clayton Trutor and the story of the time I (glub) profiled…
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What happens to journalists when they leave the business and become former journalists? Also, the time a New York Rangers executive told me blacks can't…
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Are Covid restrictions a temporary pain in the ass—or the new (dreadful) normal for sports writers? Also, five questions with Doug Russell and the…
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The question I've been itching to address: Are we at a place where sports journalists can (should?) openly root for teams? Plus, five questions with…
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