Over the last decade, the Yukon's Pinoy community has grown from 150 people to more than 2,000. 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)
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)
A personal essay on a winter spent delivering mail in the Yukon.