Grantland Issue 2 (McSweeney's)
Contributors to the second issue of this great new journal from McSweeney's will read from their pieces! Katie Baker, Tom Bissell, Molly Lambert, and Rafe Bartholomew will all read, moderated by Grantland deputy editor Dan Fierman.
"Grantland Quarterly" is a
collaboration between McSweeney's and "Grantland," the popular website
founded and edited by Bill Simmons. It features the best long-form
sports and culture writing from the site as well as new print
exclusives, delivered in a lavishly designed, full-color book. Issue 2
has a dust jacket that unfolds to reveal a double-sided poster with an
intricate, gorgeous piece of original art on one side, and, on the
reverse, a reprint of the rare 1970s poster of George "The Ice Man"
Gervin from Nike.
Issue 2 also includes:
-Bill Simmons writing about the career of Eddie Murphy
-An interview with Don DeLillo about Underworld on the 60th anniversary of the Shot Heard 'Round the World
-Chad Harbach on his experience at the Milwaukee Brewers' last game of the 2011 season
-Charles P. Pierce and Michael Weinreb addressing the abuse scandal at Penn State
-Michael Schur (co-creator of Parks and Recreation) on the dismal collapse of the 2011 Red Sox