Author: Elizabeth Nelson

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Well, hey there! In case you missed it, over at the Ringer, I wrote about Ted Lasso’s place in the grand tradition of “players coaches” like Joe Gibbs and “Sparky” Anderson: men whose front-facing kindness and constant self-effacement was the thin veneer obscuring a competitiveness on overdrive. Check it out in advance of the season […]
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Over at the New York Times Magazine, I wrote about the hilariously norm-breaking rivalry between the muscular golfers Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, and its implications for the sports world moving forward. Check it out if this seems like the type of paper-of-record content you’d enjoy! Given that golf news not involving Tiger Woods remains […]
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Presidents Day is my favorite holiday for a number of reasons both personal and patriotic: it’s the best possible time for me to rattle off all of our presidents in order, a skill which along with my modest-in-number-but expertly-rendered card tricks represents my greatest social attribute. Also, it’s just fun to think about Presidents! Who […]
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Over at Pitchfork, I wrote about the 50th anniversary of Roberta Flack’s extraordinary debut album First Take, a visionary masterpiece evoking both 1969’s Earth-bound nightmare of war and assassination and the transcendence of the finest spiritual music. Check it out! Throughout most of the eventful year of 1968, the soon-to-be-famous Roberta Flack was ensconced in […]
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