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This piece originally appeared in the June 1992 issue of Vanity Fair. It is republished here with the author’s permission.
The following is excerpted from Leigh Montville’s new book, Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. The United States of America, 1966-71.
I love anthologies of magazine journalism but you don’t see them published much these days and that’s a damn shame. Safe to say everyone around these parts is grateful to the university presses for keeping the fine tradition alive. We have Mercer University Press to thank for A Man’s World, an entertaining new…
This article was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Playboy and is featured in Oney’s new anthology, A Man’s World. It appears here with the author’s permission.
This article originally appeared in the premiere issue of Inside Sports (April, 1980) and appears here with permission from the author’s estate.
This review originally appeared in the New Yorker and appears here with permission from the author’s estate. And be sure to cop the new Blu-ray edition of Tampopo from the Criterion Collection.
Sheik Caputo never saw Paris or the Pyramids, but he did make it to New York for the 1956 World Series, and that was as far as he ever wanted to travel. The Series was one of those sustaining events, like outrunning his son when 50 was on the horizon and the kid could fly. It gave him faith even though he was about as…
Originally published in the November, 1994 issue of GQ, this story appears here with the author’s permission.
Originally published as “The Gospel According to Hicks” in the September, 1994 issue of GQ, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.
To celebrate Opening Day, dig into our trove of profiles of some of the game’s most enduring characters—from Ty Cobb and Pete Reiser to Doc Ellis and Steve Carlton.
This piece, originally published as “The World’s Richest Problem Child” in Newsweek, is featured in The John Lardner Reader: A Press Box Legend’s Classic Sportswriting, and appears here with permission from the author’s estate.
This article was originally featured in the August 1988 issue of GQ and appears here with the author’s permission.
It is hard to realize just how far away New York is by every conceivable measure unless you are in Salt Lake City when you are introduced to the world Jimmy Breslin populated with characters, con men and crusaders. I felt the sense of distance for the first time more than half a century ago, and it came back to me in…
Legendary New York City newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin died on Sunday at the age of 88. This profile originally appeared in the November, 1987 issue of GQ and appears here with permission from the author.
This feature originally appeared in the March 31, 1981 edition of Inside Sports. It appears here with the author’s permission.