Posts Tagged: Brian Phillips

Notable NYC: 10/6–10/12

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/1–10/7

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/14–5/20

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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What Was Left

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Down at Grantland, Brian Phillips gives us an elegy in search of sumo, closure, and the lasting ennui of Yukio Mishima: It’s a dream city, Tokyo. I mean that literally, in that I often felt like I was experiencing it while asleep. You’ll ride an escalator underground into what your map says is a tunnel […]

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Sports Writing Goes North

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A long but magnificent read from Grantland: “Out in the Great Alone.” It’s an intense and unbelievably detailed story about the Iditarod, by Brian Phillips, a sports writer who “hate[s] snow” and is “not even a dog person.” Choosing a passage to quote is as difficult as choosing which checkpoint to take your mandatory 24-hour-break at, […]

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