The Devil And Phil Robertson: My Day With Duck Dynasty

So GQ sent me down to Monroe, La. (GUMBO GUMBO GUMBO), to hang out with the Duck Dynasty family. You can read the story right here, and whenever I go deep into the heart of 'MERICA—be it for this assignment or the Kid Rock cruise or the Values Voters Summit—I'm always careful not to be the sneering LIBRUL who ventures… » 12/18/13 9:19am 12/18/13 9:19am

Is Nick Saban Crazy? Ask The GQ Writer Who Profiled Him

This month's GQ includes a great profile of Alabama head coach Nick Saban by Warren St. John, author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer and Outcasts United. The profile includes plenty of anecdotes that make Nick Saban seem like an absolute lunatic, so we invited St. John to come and talk about what hanging out with… » 8/29/13 3:00pm 8/29/13 3:00pm

Rae Carruth, The Women Who Loved Him, And The One He Wanted Dead

Originally published in the May 2001 issue of GQ. Reprinted here with the author's permission. His annotations appear throughout the story (click on the asterisk and wait a moment for his comment to appear). Illustration by Sam Woolley. » 7/11/13 4:16pm 7/11/13 4:16pm

Never Go To Jail On A Boat, And Other Kid Rock Cruise Lessons

I went on a five-day Kid Rock-themed cruise for GQ, which you can read all about right here. And if you read that article and you’re all like, “Rednecks and Kid Rock music and confined spaces at sea? THAT’S FOR ME!,” I must warn you that these cruises are NOT all-inclusive. You pay for booze, amigo. The only free booze … » 6/06/13 4:40pm 6/06/13 4:40pm

GQ's Look At The MBA For NFL Players Is A Portrait Of Hubris And Fear

Belly-up pro athletes are among the world's saddest washouts, in part because you can't blame them for their own gruesome collapses. It’s a surreal deal: You’re invincible as a kid, invincible as a young man, a millionaire before you know how to file your own taxes and then an undereducated, slow-moving target for… » 4/27/13 5:52pm 4/27/13 5:52pm

How To Be A Good Captive, And Other Notes From My Fake Kidnapping

I have an article in this month's GQ about my experience with a luxury abduction service, which I paid to kidnap me and hold me captive for 14 hours or so. (Here I am talking about the story on The Howard Stern Show, if you care to listen.) Given that Adam Thick, owner and operator of Extreme Kidnapping, was inspired… » 4/04/13 12:00pm 4/04/13 12:00pm

By The Way, Buzz Bissinger Is In An In-Patient Treatment Program

Since Buzz Bissinger blew up the internet yesterday, he's been nowhere to be found. He hasn't tweeted a bit. In lieu of showing up on the Today Show, he provided a statement to the network.
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Buzz Bissinger Admits To Shopping Addiction, Dabbling In Gay Sex,…

So, how about that Buzz Bissinger personal essay in GQ today, huh? The man loves beautiful and expensive clothes. His new lifestyle has been somewhat apparent for a little while now, popping up in a magazine profile (EW, May 2012: "With his metal-studded leather jacket, brown cowboy boots, and hoop earring, Buzz… » 3/26/13 12:20pm 3/26/13 12:20pm

Andre Iguodala Doesn't Like Clubs Because They Are Too Damn Loud

GQ just posted an interview with Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala that includes a few entertaining insights. Iguodala talks about the "chill" spot he retreats to for hours at a time where he can "watch SportsCenter and text people and just relax," and he also tells us that Deadspin favorite JaVale McGee is a nerd who likes to … » 3/01/13 5:10pm 3/01/13 5:10pm

My Afternoon With Snoop Lion, President Of Weed

I went to LA this fall to profile Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg, formerly Snoop Doggy Dogg) for GQ. You can read the whole story right here. Suffice it to say, it's extremely weed-heavy. In fact, I dare say that Snoop deserves the honorific "President of Weed." I don't know who else could challenge him for it. Willie… » 1/03/13 1:20pm 1/03/13 1:20pm

Tim Tebow Finds Out News About Himself Via ESPN

As you've probably heard, GQ used old photos of Tim Tebow for one of its September covers (Cam Newton has the other). Tebow didn't agree to sit for a shoot, so they went to the archives, and voila, there's a September cover. (N.B.: For anyone complaining about this—Mike Florio is particularly worked up—this is a really … » 8/16/12 6:52pm 8/16/12 6:52pm

Even Sports Illustrated Doesn't Want Anything To Do With Joe Posnanski's …

The first review of Joe Posnanksi's Joe Paterno biography is in and it isn't good: Offered first serial rights to a book written by a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, the magazine said no. Assistant managing editor Chris Hunt confirmed to Deadspin that SI passed on running an excerpt. Posnanski, who left SI » 7/17/12 12:30pm 7/17/12 12:30pm

Outtakes From My Four Hours With Justin Bieber, The Swaggiest Of…

I interviewed Justin Bieber for GQ—Bieber had just turned 18, so they sent me to Los Angeles to try to make a man out of him—and one of the strange things about his life is that he seems to be surrounded by adults at all times. He arrived at the studio surrounded by adults. His two closest friends are much older than… » 5/16/12 11:05am 5/16/12 11:05am

Stephon Marbury Plans To Take Over China And Then Build His Own City…

Wells Tower went to Taiyuan, capital of China's Shanxi Province, to see our friend Stephon Marbury, and he wrote about it for GQ. Marbury was then playing for the Shanxi Brave Dragons and plotting world domination (or at least, domination of China's inexpensive shoe market) with his Starbury brand. He was also getting… » 4/19/11 4:10pm 4/19/11 4:10pm