June 11, 2014

Deadspin: What FIFA Gets Right About Nationality

I've written a feature about the way FIFA handles nationality, and it's just gone up at Deadspin. Look for it on Howler Magazine's website later this week.

June 3, 2014

A Blind Man Reviews The Last Four Best Picture Winners

from Flickr user Prayitno
The Oscars are the most prestigious award given in the world of film, but we all know that not every Best Picture-winning film stands up over time. Our website's movie correspondent is a nationally-syndicated critic named Richard White who happens to be legally blind. You can find his writing wherever great criticism is sold. 

The Reviews

Twelve Years a Slave - I haven't seen it but I heard it was good.

Argo - I haven't seen it but I heard it was good.

The Artist - I got nothing from this movie, not sure what other people saw in it.

The King's Speech - I haven't seen it but I heard it was good.


May 20, 2014

The Encyclopedia of Obscure National Epics, Vol. 1



A "national epic" is a work of world literature taken to represent the special character of a people in their time. It puts the nation's best foot forward and emanates its culture to centuries of future humans. Unfortunately, not every national epic can be as popular as Homer's Odyssey or Joyce's Odyssey. Some are much lesser-known, but still as highly regarded in their time and place as any other. I have attempted to catalog these books to save them from their undeserved obscurity: