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:

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


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

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Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 1:51 PM Why Not Just Turn Campus Rape Allegations Over to the Police? Because the Police Don't Investigate.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
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Sept. 15 2014 8:41 PM You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.