Pro Wrestling, Squared

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.

Warriors of the Waves

I just returned to the U.S. after a long stint in the Andean rainforest. I’ve been back for 48 hours but I’m still very grateful for hot showers and the complete absence of bee swarms trying to drain the salt from my body. While I was gone Red Bull’s magazine, Red Bulletin, published this article of mine about the Olamau Outrigger Canoe Race, a three-day ‘open’ race that features the best outrigger canoe teams on the planet. A really interesting event, with fantastic photos.