H.G. Bissinger

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Against Football Author Steve Almond Blasts the NFL and Its Hypocritical Media Machine

    The dog days of summer aren't much fun in the land of sports talk radio. The only major league in play is baseball, with the pennant races still two months off. Amid these doldrums, the Ray Rice story hit the airwaves last month like a gale. In late July, word leaked that the National Football Leag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New Book 2pac vs. Biggie Unearths Much About the Pair: LIVE Reading Tonight

    TONIGHT at 7 p.m., co-authors of the newly published 2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap's Greatest Battle Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey will be reading their book live at the Housing Works Bookstore Café. They'll be joined by HOT 97 host DJ Peter Rosenburg and Duck Down Music CEO Dru H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Forget Cycling: Lance Armstrong's Complicated Legacy

    Not to steal some thunder from Lance Armstrong before his big confession to Oprah is aired tonight--the Manti Te'o story has already done that--but I must make a confession of my own. I've got to get this monkey off my back. I've got to free myself of the burden I've been carrying around for so long ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    LeBron James Goes to the Heat; The NBA Goes to Hell

    ​At 9:26 pm EST Wednesday night, LeBron James told us what we already knew. Since Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Stephen A. Smith had been betting his reputation on LeBron's choice of the Miami Heat, and nearly three hours before the climactic moment, rumors of preparations for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Jockbeat: Will Leitch Not Done Milking Buzz

    Over at New York magazine, Will Leitch seems hard up for material. The current issue contains a feature, "Buzz, Bob, Projectile Spittle, and Me," which recounts last year's  legendary confrontation with veteran sportswriter Buzz Bissinger on HBO's Costas Now.In the interest of full disclosure, ... More >>

  • Film

    July 2, 2008

    Hancock: Superzero

    Super-flick squanders potential greatness with lame humor and a half-baked hero

  • News

    October 11, 2005

    Why America Loves NASCAR

    (Hint: Because it's not black.)