Game Of Thrones Author Says Patriots Are The NFL's Lannisters

We already knew that George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, is a Jets fan. (He called the Tebow trade awful, and Tebow the "worst quarterback in the National Football League.") So SI got him on the phone to talk some football. » 6/01/12 10:50am 6/01/12 10:50am

"Bunny-Fucking," "Cockbrisket," And Serial Commas: A Copy Editor's Guide To …

Below is the copy editor's style sheet for Nicholson Baker's House of Holes, which The New York Times has called both a "porny Alice in Wonderland" and a "hideously glorious filthfest" (Sam Lipsyte said the latter; Sam Lipsyte would know) and which accomplishes what all great modern literature aspires to: using "Malcolm… » 8/15/11 4:07pm 8/15/11 4:07pm

Deadspin Presents An Interpretive Rendering Of Cal Ripken Jr.'s Young…

We received an email from Cal Ripken Jr.'s publicity team at Random House, which will release his three-CD audiobook, HOTHEAD, next Tuesday. HOTHEAD (the caps are apparently intentional) is about a Babe Ruth League shortstop named Connor Sullivan and is "loosely based on challenges Ripken himself faced as a young… » 3/02/11 4:20pm 3/02/11 4:20pm

Reading Material To Take Your Mind Off The Dale Earnhardt Jr. Thing

I recently become aware of something called the "NASCAR Library Collection." which sounded intriguing. So, what is it, a collection of books on the history of NASCAR, the sport's impact on society, and in-depth biographies of the sport's most interesting figures? » 5/12/07 3:00pm 5/12/07 3:00pm