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The Best American Sports Writing 2013

by on Dec.02, 2013, under Awards, News








My Salon feature "Asleep at the Roger Clemens Trial" was a notable selection in The Best American Sports Writing 2013, chosen by series editor Glenn Stout. 

The Scramble to Finish Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium

by on Mar.13, 2013, under Essays & Journalism






Weather, worker strikes, and structural problems have set back the renovation of Rio de Janeiro's historic stadium. Read my dispatch from the construction site at The Atlantic.

DISQUIET International Literary Program

by on Mar.11, 2013, under Awards, News



Grateful to be one of four North American writers of Luso descent awarded a full scholarship to attend the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.  DISQUIET is a project of U.S.-based Dzanc Books and the Portuguese Centro Nacional de Cultura with support from the Luso-American Development Fund and many other organizations.  The two-week program brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing.

Sheriff Joe’s Posse Invades Guadalupe

by on Feb.17, 2013, under Essays & Journalism





At Salon, I take a look at how how Sheriff Joe Arpaio's school protection posse is disturbing the peace in Guadalupe, Arizona. 

The MLB’s Grad School for Top Prospects

by on Nov.07, 2012, under Essays & Journalism

Why is baseball the only major sport with a sprawling farm system?  At The Atlantic, I visit the Arizona Lall League, Major League Baseball's graduate school for top prospects, to learn about the long climb to the big leagues.

A Welcome Alternative to the Standard Broken-School Plot

by on Oct.01, 2012, under Essays & Journalism

At The Atlantic, I write about the new film "Won't Back Down" and its controversial vision for school reform. 

This is the Wild West

by on Sep.16, 2012, under Essays & Journalism

At Salon, you can read about my weekend at America's largest gun show, where ammo's cheap, private sales abound, and the Second Amendment comes first.

Slouching Towards Translation

by on Jun.30, 2012, under Essays & Journalism



At Los Angeles Review of Books, you can find my essay about international literature, the new generation of Latin American writers, and Andrés Neuman's incredible novel of love and translation, Traveler of the Century.


The Passion According to G.H.

by on Jun.28, 2012, under Essays & Journalism


At The Rumpus, I review The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector – one of several new translations from New Directions.

The Mexican Drug War Is Not Sexy

by on Jun.27, 2012, under Essays & Journalism

At The Atlantic, I write about how movies, TV, music — and the police — have a warped way of portraying the drug war.