My new feature for Pacific Standard just came out. Last August and September I trekked into the Peruvian cloud forest to an Andean valley that only a handful of humans (or none) have traversed in the last five hundred years. In the 21st Century it’s remarkable that these places still exist, but in Peru they do. Alas, it’s only a matter of time until chain saws and flame sweep them away.
I got to go fairly long in my LA Times review of David Shoemaker’s The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling. Shoemaker has successfully transferred, for the most part, the insouciance of his Deadspin column, ‘Dead Wrestler of the Week’ to the printed page. The Masked Man shows his face. Click and read on.
My review of the new Mike Tyson memoir. It’s dishonest, fascinating, and heart-breaking (the memoir, that is).