Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead

I'm very proud about my new Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead and hope that you will check it out. The book includes interviews with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Phil and Trey Anastasio together,Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann,…

About This American Life, Mike Daisey and Chinese factory workers...

This whole story about monologist Mike Daisey lying throughout his piece about Apple’s Foxconn factories in China is just awful. This story explains why rather well. But all you really have to do to understand the whole thing is to…

March Madness Special: A look back at The Fab Five

The Fab Five were in action just a few years after I graduated from U-M and I watched their exploits very closely.That made writing this story for Slam about a decade a go a special pleasure. It stands up well. Enjoy it as a March Madness moment. Leaders…
Q+A: Jim Yardley My friend the author on Yao, Lin and the Chinese basketball system. Originally posted Friday, March 9 on Slam Online. Jim Yardley was my friend and neighbor throughout the three and a half years I lived in Beijing.…

Jimmie Vaughan on the blues greats he loves, and the brother he lost 20 years ago

Jimmie Vaughan: Powerful Stuff Originally published in Guitar World, July 2010 As he releases his first new album in nine years, Jimmie Vaughan celebrates the music he loves and remembers the brother he lost 20 years ago. It's been…