“You want your cup to overflow,” he said. “My cup is causing a flood.”...more
Posts Tagged: J. Ryan Stradal
I’m not supposed to be an NFL fan. I like writing, books, wine, condiments, ambient music, and US Presidents....more
Rumpus contributor J. Ryan Stradal edited the recently published California Prose Directory: New Writing from the Gold State, Number 2. The anthology’s goal? To find the best new practitioners of Californian prose. Down at LARB, Dinah Lenney quizzes Stradal on just how impossible that is:
Like a lot of people, when I think of California prose, I think of writers like Joan Didion, John Steinbeck, Raymond Chandler, Michelle Tea, Luis J.
If you don’t watch football but might be forced to watch the Super Bowl, this may help....more
In a nail salon tucked deep in a failing mall in South Jersey, there’s a small shrine to retired NFL player Bart Oates.
The story behind it “is not the sexiest solution to the Bart Oates Sad Mall Nail Salon Shrine mystery, but it’s representative of how things are in South Jersey.”
Fans of Fantasy Football for Poets take note, if you need something to hold you over until J....more
Monday 11/11: Jim Ruland’s Vermin on the Mount presents an evening in partnership with VLAK and Razorcake, featuring readings by Louis Armand, Melissa Broder, Juliet Escoria, Ariana Kelly, Damien Ober, and Scott O’Connor. 7 p.m. at Book Show.
Tuesday 11/12: Ayana Mathis reads from The Twelve Tribes of Hattie....more
That day, Jonathan was the last one, and this time, the ritual made the young second-year player snap. He threw his cafeteria tray to the ground, left team facilities, and has never returned.....more
We don’t know which publication first reported about The Pulitzer’s rumored lambskin vellum menu, written with Nano-Carbon archival ink. Nor do we have a goddamn clue which food critic first told the world about how their specially weighted Palladium alloy forks felt like a sixth digit when held correctly.
At the launch of his new novel, Vintage Attraction, the multi-talented Managing Editor of Bookslut sits down, over a figurative glass of fine wine, to spill his passions....more
When he retires at the end of the year, he’ll be remembered as one of the best tight ends in NFL history, and as a man whose heart, athletic skills, and bilingual outreach have made him a hero to Spanish-speaking football fans around the world....more
Being unable to play his favorite instrument anymore broke his heart, but while his injured hand couldn’t perform the delicate gesticulations of a violinist, it was not a hindrance in the blunt-force job of offensive lineman....more
The former Executive Editor of GOOD and current curator of LadyJournos! is one of our generation’s most intelligent, insightful, and often funniest voices....more