Michael Oriard

Michael Oriard’s books include a memoir, The End of Autumn, and Brand NFL. He hopes that his co-produced film, Saving Football: America’s Game at the Crossroads, will soon be forthcoming.

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Sept. 19 2012 1:40 PMNFL 2012Steve Sabol, the artist who glorified (and rued) football's mayhem.
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Sept. 3 2009 12:15 PMCollege Football's Season of DiscontentHow today's game was shaped by the racial strife of 1969.
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Sept. 4 2008 12:24 PMAre You Ready for Some Torn Knee Ligaments?Should fans feel guilty about all of the injuries in professional football?
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Nov. 17 2009 11:22 AMFlag FootballHow the NFL became the American war game.
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Nov. 6 2008 6:47 AMBowling for DollarsWhy college football is more cutthroat and competitive than the NFL.



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The XX Factor

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More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Damned Spot
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Dear Prudence
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  Double X
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:36 AM Almost Humane What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
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Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.