Top of the Stack
Sex has to be really twisted for it to do any good on a small screen.
“We did want to make sure the full span of the game’s history was represented, and include a sampling of profiles of great players and coaches, and the many ways peculiar to basketball that the sport presents itself, from clowning to analytics.”
If the ’60s was one great party, what happened in the Yuppie ’80s? Could sobriety and fitness be any fun at all?
How listening to baseball on the radio rescued the author after tragedy struck.
How Ali pulled off his most unlikely triumph.
A profile of a man who was to the Harlem Globetrotters what its author, Peter Goldman, was to Newsweek: largely anonymous, devoted to the institution, gaited for the long run.
Eve’s sweet pipe dream—a love letter to one of our greatest singers.
My father, the cartoonist.
Charles Bowden, who made his bones writing about the drug wars in Texas and Mexico, travels to Venice, Italy, to take Marcella Hazan’s final cooking class where he learns the most important ingredient in a kitchen is common sense.
How Sugar Ray Leonard outfoxed Tommy Hearns and brought “The Hitman“ to his knees in Vegas.
What happens when Cary Grant, the most debonair movie star of them all, calls you up to tell you he likes your writing? Diane K. Shah finds out if it is too good to be true (hint: It’s not).
Eve Babitz on why dancing—specifically, ballroom dancing—is better than sex.
The charming, nonchalant elegance of Fred Astaire—Where has the glamour gone?