Gangster’s Paradise: Radio Interview

October 15, 2010

PRI’s “The World” interviewed me recently about the Gangster’s Paradise story I wrote for Spin. Kudos to their editors and producers for turning the rambling gibberish I was spewing during the interview into something coherent. Below is a link to a stream of the show. If you’d like to skip past all the inconsequential fluff about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visiting Lebanon and how the dismantling of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy will affect active-duty personnel in Afghanistan, the good bits with me start about 9 minutes from the end of the show.

PRI’s “The World”: October 13th, 2010


Spin’s Greatest Hits: The Book

October 5, 2010

Spin recently released an anthology of highlights from the magazine’s 25 year history. The collection includes stories by, among others, Dave Eggers, Chuck Klosterman, Jonathan Ames, Elizabeth Gilbert, Richard Meltzer and, um, me. My 2006 story War Is Loud is in there and features a new introduction. If you order the book from Amazon, they will include a brown cardboard box with the Amazon logo at no extra charge.

Spin Greatest Hits: 25 Years of Heretics, Heroes and the New Rock’n’Roll