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I wanted to add to Paul’s thoughts on Anthony Bourdain. The outpouring of grief is something we probably haven’t seen since the 2016 musical apocalypse when Bowie, Prince, Cohen, and Merle all died. It isn’t just because he was famous. It’s that for a lot of people, Bourdain represented the best of what Americans can […]
Ryan Freel, utilityman for the Reds, committed suicide last Saturday. From 2003-2006, his prime seasons, Freel hit .274 with a .368 OBP–he walked in almost 11 percent of his plate appearances, and he was hit by 33 pitches. Over that span, he averaged 46 steals and 90 runs scored per 162 games. Of course, he never […]

David Foster Wallace

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On November 12, 2008

A book I’ve always meant to read but have never gotten around to is A. Alvarez’s study of suicide, The Savage God. Given its prevalence (about twice as common as homicide in the US) itR

A Long Way Down

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On August 13, 2008
I recently saw Eric Steel’s 2006 documentary film The Bridge, about people who commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Steel got permission from local authorities to set up cameras on public land that would allow him to film the bridge for an entire year during almost all daylight hours. What he didn’t […]
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