Things are changing up north, and the region's Filipinos—and one particular basketball league—are a part of it. (Reprinted by Hazlitt, anthologized in The Best Canadian Sports Writing)
How a difficult to obtain American double IPA brewed in a small town in Vermont developed a world-wide cult following, with beer fans traveling hundreds of miles just to get a taste. (Featured at Digg, Pocket Reader, Media REDEFined, The Sunday Long Read, The New York Times. Recipient IACP Food Writing Award for Best Narrative Beverage Writing, Folio Award)
On March 31, 2013, Kevin Ware Jr. graphically broke his leg in a game that millions of people were watching. Then his life changed.
He was compared to basketball superstars like Charles Barkley and LeBron James. But without comprehensive mental health treatment, Royce White found himself fighting for a new cause. (Featured at ESPN, The Sunday Long Read, Digg, Pocket Reader, Media REDEFined, CNN)
In 1996, David Foster Wallace profiled tennis player Michael Joyce in one of the most celebrated pieces of sports writing ever published. Who has he become since? (Featured at Digg, Pocket Reader, The Browser, Media REDEFined, Deadspin, The Morning News, Bloomberg, The New York Times)
There were two international nominees in the Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame’s 1994 class. One was Pele, nicknamed the “King of Football,” once the highest-paid athlete in the world and so beloved in his home country that the Brazilian government declared him a national treasure. The other was Fred Thomas, a 6’3”, 175-pound athlete from Windsor who never played a game in a leading sports league.
When I couldn’t make ends meet as a freelancer, I started delivering food to hungover teenagers. (Featured at Digg, The Guardian, Longreads)
Just outside Vancouver, Davidacus Holmes administers cannabis sacrament to thousands and tries to get arrested. No luck so far.
On an evening spent at the Canadian Competitive Laughing Championship. (Featured at Longreads, Digg, TheFeature.net, Yahoo!, BuzzFeed BuzzRead selection)