Stephen Rodrick

Stephen Rodrick is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Men’s Journal. This essay is adapted from The Magical Stranger: A Son’s Journey Into His Father’s Life published by Harpers. For more information: themagicalstranger.com

Family
June 13 2013 12:53 PMA Town Without DadsOur fathers were American heroes, but they were never around.
Sports Nut
Jan. 25 2005 5:14 PMUnpardonable InterruptionsHow television killed the newspaper sports column.
Sports Nut
Aug. 4 2004 8:58 AMPained by NumbersWho really cares about Fred McGriff's 500th homer?
Sports Nut
May 10 2004 11:44 AMLast Man CrouchingThe cushy life of the backup catcher.
Sports Nut
Aug. 14 2006 3:53 PMTigers, Burning Kind of BrightHas Detroit emerged from two decades of baseball hell?
Sports Nut
Oct. 11 2004 12:01 PMBeyond BordersMinnesota's backup catcher isn't the first scrub to get thrown off the gravy train.
Sports Nut
June 17 2004 5:11 PMAdding Insults to InjuriesWhy fans don't feel athletes' pain.
Sports Nut
Oct. 15 2002 4:55 PMFight! Fight! Choke! Choke!College football and the culture of failure.
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Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.