Note: Too many years ago to properly recall, Mike Sager in San Diego, CA, and Phakama Mbonambi, in Johannesburg, South Africa, began an email correspondence. Eventually Mbonambi founded WordsEtc, the first black-owned and edited literary magazine in southern Africa, for which Sager is Editor at Large. This piece was written for the magazine. To date, [...]

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On this episode of STP we have Mike Sager — the bestselling author and award winning journalist formerly of The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and currently writer-at large for Esquire. His article “The Devil and John Holmes,” served as inspiration for the films Boogie Nights and Wonderland. His latest novel, High Tolerance (A NOVEL OF [...]

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The New Journalism, Redux by Ben Yagoda Lingua Franca The Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/08/06/the-new-journalism-redux/#disqus_thread   It must be coming on 15 years ago that I had a student named Todd in my “Feature and Magazine Writing” class. One of Todd’s stories for the class was about the engineering behind take-out coffee-cup lids, a field then [...]

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Early in the morning, high on a panoramic bluff in Malibu, I’m doing what I almost always do at this time of the day, alternately typing and thinking and looking out the nearest window. The marine layer is still in evidence; the gradually lightening gray-blue clouds meet the gradually lightening blue-gray ocean almost imperceptibly at [...]

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If you liked Scary Monsters, you might like: The Someone You’re Not. Including the author’s longform version of the award-winning “The Man Who Never Was,” which inspired the 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN, The Marinovich Project.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1481003089?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1481003089&linkCode=xm2&tag=thesaggro-20 or High Tolerance, A Novel of Sex, Race, Celebrity, Murder . . . and Marijuana. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0988178567?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0988178567&linkCode=xm2&tag=thesaggro-20

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