All Categories Trivial Links
Written by Nathan Mattise
Unfortunately, it’s been awhile since we’ve posted (anything, period.) here at In Pursuit of the Trivial. It’s been even longer since our last consistent Trivial Links run. To commemorate the return to normalcy, here’s a smorgasbord of the best reads that span a variety of Trivial topics…
- The famed Malcolm Gladwell recently tackled the topic of violence in American sports (even comparing football and dogfighting).
- This article is a bit older but just as good for the sports lover, here’s why folks should stop ragging on Shawn Bradley in retrospect.
- One of our local favorites, Phantogram, has been all over recently (from Brooklyn Vegan to the BBC). Major indie radio KEXP in Seattle has been on them to the point that they even linked In Pursuit of the Trivial work on them. (Congrats on Barsuk to the band as well!)
- The new ESPN Ombudsman unleashed his first lengthy reflection on audience perception of the success of a live program. (…and on the same day Bill Simmons talks with Chuck Klosterman again).
- Finally, with all of the self-deprecating Letterman stuff happening now, it was interesting to hear from a former-insider on the situation.
(Links today from ESPN.com, The New Yorker, KEXP, Brooklyn Vegan, The NewsHouse, Twitter and Morman Husbands)