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The Top 10 HuffPost Live Interviews Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Over the last 12 months, HuffPost Live has played host to musicians, models, movie stars, authors and even a former president. It's been another year ...

'Friday Night Lights' Author: Black Athletes Who Fail Face 'Racist Scorn'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.09.2015 | Black Voices

Twenty-five years after he published the bestseller Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger still isn't satisfied with how the machine of football in Amer...

Buzz Bissinger Talks Crossdressing And Challenging The Gender Binary

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger truly doesn't care what you think about his love for crossdressing. The author of the acclaimed book...

Buzz Bissinger Calls College Football System 'A Form Of Modern Slavery'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.06.2017 | Sports

In a blistering indictment of the NCAA system on Tuesday, Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger described the way the organization and its member ...

Buzz Bissinger Slams Kardashians' 'Ridiculous' Issues With Caitlyn Jenner Profile

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.08.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Writer Buzz Bissinger told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that Kim and Khloe Kardashian "completely miscast" his Vanity Fair profile of Caitlyn Jenner duri...

Buzz Bissinger's Metrosexy Addiction

Mark Simpson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Simpson

The 58-year-old Pulitzer prize-winning sports journalist and best-selling author Buzz Bissinger caused a minor tsunami of scandale, disgust and derision recently with a bravely barnstorming confessional piece in GQ.

An Open Letter to Buzz Bissinger

Jason Stanford | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

I believe that the truth should mean something, and as one of our country's best non-fiction writers, you should, too. But the reasons you're giving for abandoning Obama are nothing more than bad romantic fiction.

Jason Linkins

The Romney Campaign's Got Some 'Friday Night Lights' Swag For Peter Berg | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Somewhere along the way, the Romney campaign decided to employ a pop-cultural reference that suggests that it does, in fact, exist in the modern era o...

Yes We Can, Mr. President -- Can You?

Darin Murphy | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Darin Murphy

The president and his surrogates have said repeatedly, "look, we always knew this election was going to be close; that it was going to come down to the wire." Fine. But that doesn't mean you have to help close the gap.

Throwing Obama Under the Bus: Dems Do Disloyal

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What Mitt did? All that trumped-up hyperbole and loud, bombastic demagoguery mixed with a dollop of distortion and a dash of revisionism? That's Mitt's style. That's not the president's style.

Does Obama Need to Really "Want It" to Be a Good Leader?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

There's a reason the current president promised to be "no-drama Obama." It's a promise he's delivered on, and that has served the country well. Those who want to know what a re-elected Obama is likely to do should not be distracted by his underwhelming recent performances. They should look back at his first-term record and note how consistent it is with his pragmatic and moderate personal character: an effective, but ultimately modest, balanced stimulus that's helped turn the economy around; the achievement, at long-last, of near-universal healthcare using an idea originating in conservative circles; the comeback of that emblem of American capitalism, the auto industry; winding down two wars and killing al Qaeda's leader in a bold but limited strike that deployed smart power rather than chest-thumping militarism; advancing and protecting reproductive and LGBT rights.

Should Penn State Take Down Paterno Statue?

Posted 07.12.2012 | Sports

Joe Paterno and key administrators at Penn State University "concealed critical facts" about the sexual abuse perpetrated by Jerry Sandusky, according...

The Difference Three Minutes Can Make In The Lives Of Two Brothers

Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.20.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When your child has special needs, the questions faced by all parents are morphed, magnified and writ large.

Artomatic, Survive DC, SoundBites: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 18, 19, 20

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.18.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 18 1. Artomatic At 1851 S. Bell St. This year's Artomatic will take place in a Crystal City office building ready for ...

'God Bless America' At West End: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 14, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.14.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR MONDAY, MAY 14 1. "God Bless America" At West End Cinema It's horrible outside so today is all about movies. Bobcat Goldthwait's n...

Friday Night Lights Author Wants To Ban College Football

Posted 05.09.2012 | College

Buzz Bissinger, perhaps the most famous chronicler of high school football, is calling for a ban on college football, The Gothamist reports. The P...

Buzz Bissinger: The NBA's Race Problem

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The game is in trouble and I don't think there is much dispute about that. Attendance was down last year and is slightly down so far this season. Alth...

Buzz Bissinger, on The Future of Long Form Journalism in a Blogger's World

Matt McCue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt McCue

Newspapers and magazines are continuing to cut jobs and decrease word counts, but despite the way the industry is moving, there are young journalists bursting to write weighty stories.

Sports on TV Better with the Sound Off

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hollander

Enough with the announcers; we'll take our own journey and become an informed and engaged sports viewership that doesn't need escalating audio-visual effects to enjoy what it's watching.