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Kanye West Knows You Think He Sounded Nuts on Kimmel

Here are three stories.<p>I'm 9 or 10 and my mother and I are on a cross-country road trip when we decide to stop for breakfast at a small diner in …

Stop And Frisk

Varieties of Disturbance

Where do Claire Danes’s volcanic performances come from?<p>On a muggy June morning, in a sprawling, unnamed, and unnumbered red brick building near downtown Charlotte, North Carolina—which serves as the headquarters for Showtime’s political-thriller series “Homeland”—tornado warnings were being …

At Alabama, Fans Are Getting a Little Bored With All the Winning

The Crimson Tide Has turned College Football Into a Snooze—Even in Tuscaloosa<p>Sometime in the middle of last season—which, like the previous season, ended with Alabama winning college football's national title—the popular sports-radio host Paul Finebaum was filling up his car at a gas station in …

Growing Up a Gay Sports Fanatic

Brian Burke saved my life.<p>At a very dark time in my life he stepped forward and opened a door for me that I thought would forever remain closed. With …

How Podcasts Conquered Comedy

When Marc Maron recorded his third comedy album, in the summer of 2008, he was a respected standup performer whose commercial prospects were so grim that he was bracing himself for the sputtering end of a twenty-five-year career. In his bleakest moments, he mulled suicide.<p>In September, 2009, Maron …

The Last Days of Stealhead Joe

The police report listed the name of the deceased as Joseph Adam Randolph and his age as 48. It did not mention the name he had given himself, Stealhead Joe. The address on his driver’s license led police to his former residence in Sisters, Oregon, where the landlord said that Randolph had moved …

Two carries, six yards

What most separated Bell from many Trojans was his off-the-field approach to life. Here was the anti-stereotypical jock; a kid who took his academics seriously (A speech major, Bell was placed on academic probation as a freshman, worked diligently with tutors and returned to USC to wrap up his …

Baseball ProGUESTus: Giving Up the PED Guessing Game

<i>Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an</i> …

The Best Way to Teach Kids Math and Science? Zombies

Texas Instruments, the company that made the graphing calculator the most ubiquitous learning tool since the book, is giving teachers everywhere an …

The Eagles' Greatest Hit

Alison Ellwood's epic documentary perfectly captures the rise and fall of a famous band<p>I never put much thought into the Eagles. In high school, my …

Rock & Roll

The Ballad of Johnny Foosball

This is the story of a boy and a dream, a dream that started small and kept on getting bigger, a dream that grew up so tall amid the sun-baked hill …

Where Is Titus Young? Who Is Titus Young?

<i>From now until the opening of training camps, The MMQB will run a series of our Greatest Hits from the site’s first year. From August 13, 2013,</i> …

I married a misanthrope

<b>(Cameron Whitman via Shutterstock)</b><p>I always knew Pete didn’t like people. But I never realized what a problem that would create for me<p>Kim Brooks<p>August 13, 2013 11:14pm (UTC)<p>Last Christmas, a friend invited our family to an annual holiday party. My husband and I don’t go to many social events, and I …

Tech is killing childhood

<b>(ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>Time spent on gadgets could be hampering kids’ ability to connect to each other and the “real” world<p>Catherine Steiner-Adair<p>August 12, 2013 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “The Big Disconnect”<p><b>When to Push Pause, Delete, and Play: Ages Six to Ten</b><p>Kids are so …

Debbie Harry at the Supermarket

<i>The following essay is an excerpt from Wayne Koestenbaum’s collection, “My 1980s & Other Essays,” which comes out today.</i><p>In the late 1990s, I stood behind Debbie Harry in line at Sloan’s. We lived in the same apartment complex, a behemoth. Sloan’s, the unsavory supermarket around the block, was our …

The Sense of an Ending

An Arizona nursing home offers new ways to care for people with dementia.<p>Last summer, Frederick C. Hayes was admitted to the advanced-dementia unit at Jewish Home Lifecare, on West 106th Street. It was not an easy arrival. Hayes, a veteran of the Korean War, had been a trial lawyer for five …

New York City’s Hidden Subway Station

Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few …

The Man With the Farthest Bat Toss in MLB

'Drop Bat and Run' Is Not Mets Catcher Anthony Recker's Style<p>PHOENIX—Most little children gain a basic understanding of what to do after they hit a baseball by around the time they are old enough to swing.<p>It is a pretty simple concept: Drop the bat and run. It usually comes up during a …

We go on location with Breaking Bad

Though it’s portrayed as ground zero in <i>Breaking Bad</i>’s deadly methamphetamine war, Albuquerque, New Mexico has certainly embraced its status as the …

Walter White’s Home Town

Driving around Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I grew up, you see “Breaking Bad” pilgrims everywhere. They descend from tour buses and trolleys to snap pictures of Walter White’s house and, possibly, to toss a pizza on the roof (for an extra fee). They visit the city in search of Jesse Pinkman’s …

The Ecuadorian Library

or, The Blast Shack After Three Years<p>Back in distant, halcyon 2010, I was asked to write something about Wikileaks and its Cablegate scandal. So, I …

The Mark of a Masterpiece

The man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art.<p>Every few weeks, photographs of old paintings arrive at Martin Kemp’s eighteenth-century house, outside Oxford, England. Many of the art works are so decayed that their once luminous colors have become washed out, their …

Alex Rodriguez and the True Pink Elephant (Elefante Rosa) in the Room

<i>Alex Rodriguez. (AP Images)</i><p>In all likelihood, you are feeling bloated by all-things A-Rod. Maybe you’re repulsed by the person and what you feel he’s …

Alex Rodriguez

The Serial Killer Has Second Thoughts: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

In a remote psychiatric hospital in Sweden, there is a man known as Thomas Quick who has been convicted of unspeakable crimes. Over the course of multiple trials, he would tell his brutal stories—of stabbings, stranglings, rape, incest, cannibalism—to almost anyone who would listen. Then, after his …

The Strangest Neighborhood In New York City

Last week, I was driving around in a southeastern area of the Bronx…<p>…when the road I was following came to an abrupt end, with a series of signs …

Betrayal, thy name is Bourdain.

July 25, 2013<p>Okay, I owe Tony Bourdain a good bit of karmatic equity. The banter in those <i>Treme</i> kitchen scenes didn’t exactly write itself, after …

Doughnuts

What the Strangers Knew

Shares 0<p><i>“Congratulations” said the strangers to Michael Noll and his pregnant wife. “You know you’ll never sleep well again, right?” Michael set out</i> …

Freight Train