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The Perfect Wrestler The Perfect Wrestler

By March 2015, wrestler Kyle Snyder was used to winning. He had gone 179-0 against high school competition and won the world under-20 championships at just 17. Then, in 2015, his freshman year at Ohio State, Snyder lost the NCAA 197-pound* final to Iowa State senior Kyven Gadson. Immediately afterward, Snyder…

Brooke Shields's Sweetness Was Matched Only By Her Denial Brooke Shields's Sweetness Was Matched Only By Her Denial

Originally published as “Brooke on the Brink” in the October, 1990 issue of New York Woman, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

What It Meant To Be Young And Homeless In Old New York What It Meant To Be Young And Homeless In Old New York

This feature originally appeared as “The Young and the Homeless” in the September, 1987 issue of New York Woman, and appears here with the author’s permission.

Down And Out With Art Schlichter, Football God Turned Con Man Down And Out With Art Schlichter, Football God Turned Con Man

Originally published as “The Long, Slow Fall of a Gridiron God” in the December, 1988 issue of GQ, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

David Cronenberg Makes The Unfilmable His Own David Cronenberg Makes The Unfilmable His Own

This feature on David Cronenberg’s movie adaptation of William Burroughs’s beat classic, The Naked Lunch, was first published in the February 1992 issue of Premiere, and appears here with the author’s permission.

Jamie Lee Curtis, On The Eve Of A Flop, Searches For Her True Self Jamie Lee Curtis, On The Eve Of A Flop, Searches For Her True Self

Originally published as “How to be Jamie Lee Curtis” in the July 15, 1985 issue of US magazine, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

Katharine Graham Was Not To Be Fucked With Katharine Graham Was Not To Be Fucked With

This was first published as “Pillar of the Post” in the May 20, 1976 issue of The National Observer. It appears here with the author’s permission.

Garry Shandling's Power Was His Fear Garry Shandling's Power Was His Fear

Originally published in the February 1997 issue of GQ as “Shandling Agonistes” this story appears here with the author’s permission.

The Making Of The Golden Boy The Making Of The Golden Boy

Originally published in the July 1996 issue of Playboy and reprinted here with permission.

The Woman Who Fought Bulls The Woman Who Fought Bulls

“La Matadora Revisa Su Maquillaje (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)” was first published in May 2004 issue of Outside and is featured in the new anthology The Stories We Tell and appears here with permission.

The World Took So Much From Me, But Baseball Gave It Back The World Took So Much From Me, But Baseball Gave It Back

Originally featured in the anthology Birth of a Fan (Ed. Ron Fimrite), 1993, this essay appears here with permission.

Requiem For A Forgotten Globetrotter  Requiem For A Forgotten Globetrotter 

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.

Hope And Glory Turned The Blitz Into A Party Hope And Glory Turned The Blitz Into A Party

This review of Hope and Glory was originally published in the New Yorker (October 5, 1987) and appears here with permission.  

Before He Surrendered, Roberto Duran Was Looking To Harm Before He Surrendered, Roberto Duran Was Looking To Harm

Originally published in Inside Sports (June, 1980), this story appears here with permission.

René Magritte As Philosophical Detective René Magritte As Philosophical Detective

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.

Inside The Punishing Dictatorship That Was James Cameron's Titanic Set Inside The Punishing Dictatorship That Was James Cameron's Titanic Set

This feature was originally published in the December, 1997 issue of Premiere magazine and appears here with permission.

The Black Stallion Takes Film Back To Its Elemental Beginnings

Originally published in the April, 1980 issue of Chicago Magazine, featured in the new anthology, Movies That Mattered, it appears here with permission.

The Eight Truths I Learned From Humping Athletes The Eight Truths I Learned From Humping Athletes

This piece originally appeared in the April 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with permission.

Heaven Is A Down-And-Out Hockey Town Heaven Is A Down-And-Out Hockey Town

This piece originally appeared in the April, 1995 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.

Looking For Peace With The Man On The Wire Looking For Peace With The Man On The Wire

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.

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