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"Sex, Steroids, and Arnold: The Story of the Gym That Shaped America"

The definitive oral history of Gold's Gym, featuring Joe Gold, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a cast of bodybuilders, weightlifters, pro wrestlers, and groupies. From Deadspin.


"The Story of the Greatest Photo From the Greatest Game Ever Played"

The story behind Marvin Newman's indelible photograph of Bill Mazeroski's walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series: One in a series of feature articles about iconic sports photographs for Deadspin.

"'She Is Gone!' The Search for the Gibson Home Run Ball and for the Answers to a Family Tragedy"

I attempted to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Kirk Gibson's home-run ball from the 1988 World Series, while also writing about my grief following the suicide death of my sister Margot. From SB Nation.


"Still Richard: Richard Simmons Keeps Grooving at 64"

Taking an aerobics class with the legendary Richard Simmons was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I happily crossed off my bucket list. From SB Nation.


"Knockout!" (5.95 MB)

Muhammad Ali, Jerry Quarry, Atlanta, and the Fight Nobody Wanted: An Oral History. 

"When Good Intentions Go Wrong" (5.69 MB)

Thousands of short-statured children, including myself, were injected with cadaver-derived hGH in the 1960s and 1970s. Then, many of them started dying from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. My story about what went tragically wrong.