The Library of America’s newest sports anthology, Basketball: Great Writing About America’s Game, is out and deserves a place on the shelf of any self-respecting hoops fan. We recently sat down with the book’s editor, longtime SI scribe Alex Wolff, and talked about why basketball, despite its reputation, might inspire…
Originally featured in the anthology Birth of a Fan (Ed. Ron Fimrite), 1993, this essay appears here with permission.
Originally published in the November, 1977 issue of Sport, and featured in the Library of America’s new basketball anthology, Basketball: Great Writing About America’s Game. It is reprinted here with permission.
This review of Hope and Glory was originally published in the New Yorker (October 5, 1987) and appears here with permission.
Originally published in Inside Sports (June, 1980), this story appears here with permission.
When serving food to a large amount of drunk people, it is important to have a few high-impact crowd pleasers you can make quickly and easily. The blistered shishito pepper is just that, and it is made for dipping. (I, for one, am of the opinion that at least half of your Big Game spread should consist of dippable…
Joe Flaherty’s obituary for Sonny Liston originally appeared in The Village Voice (January 14, 1971) and is also featured in At the Fights. It appears here with permission.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book We Were Eight Years In Power is eight previously published Atlantic essays each preceded by a new piece of writing that describes Coates’s intellectual, financial, and emotional state at the time of the piece, and musings on the Obama years. The eight new essays trace his journey from what…
This essay was originally published in the Threepenny Review (1994), is featured in Sante’s anthology, Kill All Your Darlings, and appears here with the author’s permission.
This feature was originally published in the December, 1997 issue of Premiere magazine and appears here with permission.
Originally published in the April, 1980 issue of Chicago Magazine, featured in the new anthology, Movies That Mattered, it appears here with permission.
First published as “The Brotherhood of Selmon” in the September 1980 issue of Inside Sports, this story appears here with permission.
This piece originally appeared in the April 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with permission.
This piece originally appeared in the April, 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.
Originally published as “Philippe Petit: Slow Dancing on the High Wire” in the October, 1986 issue of New York Woman, this feature appears here with permission from the author.
Originally published as “Up In Fat City: On The Set With Keach And Huston” in the Rolling Stone in 1971, this feature appears here with permission from Lewis’s estate.
The baseball soared into the early-morning blackness, heading toward the left-field foul pole. Tracking the flight of the ball he’d just hit, Carlton Fisk began to frantically flap his arms in an effort to will it fair.