Dear America: Quit Flipping Out About Gluten

"A third of American adults say that they are trying to eliminate [gluten] from their diets," reports The New Yorker, in a long feature about our culture's weirdening relationship with this common protein composite. This is insane. Americans are insane. » 10/27/14 2:30pm 10/27/14 2:30pm

Who Shot Battling Siki? The Life And Murder Of A Prizefighter

Originally published in 1949 in The New Yorker and anthologized in The World of John Lardner. Reprinted with permission of Susan Lardner. For more on John Lardner, read Alex Belth's introduction to a new Lardner collection, Southwest Passage. » 6/18/13 1:50pm 6/18/13 1:50pm

Everything That's Wrong With Monday Night Football, In One New Yorker

There's a long profile of Jon Gruden in this week's New Yorker, which, frankly, is a little like opening up Guns & Ammo and finding a profile of Noam Chomsky, but there it is nonetheless, a zillion finely wrought words about this guy. Two passages are worth noting. » 12/08/11 2:15pm 12/08/11 2:15pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Schmuck Owners

Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. In honor of Frank McCourt, the lockouts, and James Dolan's never-ending flirtation with Isiah Thomas, here are five of the best stories ever written about terrible owners. » 7/01/11 3:20pm 7/01/11 3:20pm

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

Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. This week's theme, in honor of Rory McIlroy and Kyrie Irving, is sports prodigies. A note to those two: enjoy this moment. If these stories are any indication, there's a slight chance it won't last. » 6/24/11 1:55pm 6/24/11 1:55pm

Mets Owner: Mets Suck

There's a lot of chatter today about some choice Fred Wilpon quotes in this week's New Yorker that find the Mets owner trashing his team the way, oh, everyone else does. Seriously — he sounds like Joe from Farmingdale, dialing into WFAN an hour after last call. And damned if there isn't a part of me that thinks he's… » 5/23/11 12:00pm 5/23/11 12:00pm

Turkish Soccer Fans Injure 25 Police Officers Rather Than Let Visiting…

No, this is not footage of a coup d'état in Turkey, this is footage of the violence that broke out between soccer fans before the Bursaspor-Beşiktaş game this past Saturday. The Turkish Football Federation had to cancel the game after angry fans rioted, injuring 25 policemen. » 5/09/11 5:30pm 5/09/11 5:30pm

The Sportswriting Of Malcolm Gladwell Reaches A Tipping Point

By now, you've probably made it through all three parts of the Simmons-Gladwell tandem bike ride. Let's thin-slice! Here's my reaction: Could Malcolm Gladwell please stick to being wrong about dog trainers and Enron? » 5/15/09 12:40pm 5/15/09 12:40pm