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Dept. of (my) History

Dept. of (my) History

In 1982, I wrote a story about AIDS that mentioned 958 cases had been reported worldwide. Forty years on, the total is 75 million. I'm reposting the piece as a document of what it was like to be in NYC at the dawn of the crisis.
To Bruce, Or Not To Bruce

To Bruce, Or Not To Bruce

I'm tired of Bruce Springsteen these days. There. I said it. BUT, and you knew there had to be a but ...
How I Cut the Cord (…and learned about VPNs and IPTVs)

How I Cut the Cord (…and learned about VPNs and IPTVs)

Not long ago, I found myself staring at my satellite TV bill and wondering why I was paying $120 a month. With only a few exceptions, its hundreds of channels were a wasteland. I cut the cord. And I've never been happier. A lot of you have been asking me how I did it. So I created thIs guide...
The Confederate Conundrum

The Confederate Conundrum

The power to dictate how white history gets taught in America lies at the heart of our fight over Confederate monuments.
Reflections On The First Mass School Shooting in American History… 19 Years Later

Reflections On The First Mass School Shooting in American History… 19 Years Later

In September 1999, ESPN Magazine sent me to Littleton, Colorado, to chronicle the aftermath of what was then the worst high school shooting in American history. For a glimpse at how little has changed in the last 19 years, here's a look back at what I wrote about Columbine High School five months after the massacre.
Russian Doping Ban: Cop Who Broke the Case Claims “IOC is Appeasing Russia.”

Russian Doping Ban: Cop Who Broke the Case Claims “IOC is Appeasing Russia.”

I spent a lot of time covering sports doping, and the International Olympic Committee’s decision to ban Russia from next winter’s Games is by any measure extraordinary. But not for the reasons you may think.