On Smarm

Last month, Isaac Fitzgerald, the newly hired editor of BuzzFeed's newly created books section, made a remarkable but not entirely surprising announcement: He was not interested in publishing negative book reviews. In place of "the scathing takedown rip," Fitzgerald said, he desired to promote a positive community… » 12/05/13 9:33am 12/05/13 9:33am

Deadspin's 2012 Long Reads: Everything We Wrote That You Didn't Have…

We aren't just dick jokes and cock shots. We also do our best to publish as much quality longform sports journalism as we can. Here are the best longish stories we published this year, many of which you probably didn't have time to read the first time around. » 12/26/12 1:00pm 12/26/12 1:00pm

Stories That Don’t Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Sports Exile

Plaxico Burress is catching TDs for the Jets. The U may never play football again. Terrelle Pryor, who was ready to sit for a year, just finished his first NFL practice. With exiles starting, ending, and being averted, here are some great reads about players and coaches on the outs with the game that made them famous. » 8/28/11 11:30am 8/28/11 11:30am

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Hoops In A Foreign Land

Every week, SportsFeat picks a few great reads for Deadspin. Thanks to Yao Ming's retirement and Deron Williams's Turkish tour, here are some classics on the foreign wanderings of professional basketball players. Enjoy. » 7/16/11 1:00pm 7/16/11 1:00pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Wimbledon

A quick primer on SportsFeat: Every day, we post great sports writing from across the web, both new stuff and classics. A companion to Longform.org, the site is designed to be used with services like Instapaper and Read It Later, so you can read the stories later on your phone, iPad or Kindle. You can find our picks at … » 6/17/11 2:00pm 6/17/11 2:00pm