Tobias Peterson served as PopMatters’ Sport Editors and columnist (From the Cheap Seats). He holds an MA in English Literature (with a concentration in Cultural Studies) from George Mason University, where he studied representations of race in professional basketball.
Thursday, September 27 2007
Ginsberg had an eye that took in a world full of lovers and low-lifes -- each, for him, was a song waiting to be sung.
Monday, October 23 2006
Critics of the Miami-FIU fight are condemning the same kind of antagonism, machismo, and mayhem that is regularly reinforced as integral to football as a sport.
Sunday, March 19 2006
We bid a fond farewell to the cultured madness of SXSW Film 2006, as the barbarian hordes of the music festival descend to have their way with Austin.
Wednesday, March 15 2006
Attending these events makes me feel a lot like one of those nature documentarians, tracking some bizarre annual urban migration.
Tuesday, March 14 2006
This year's festival is a scene Fellini would have been proud to shoot. And I haven't even gotten into the theater.
Wednesday, January 26 2011
The true measure of a fan’s joy is in play. Without it, all sports would simply cease to be.
Monday, December 6 2010
Rivalry games feature a special kind of hatred -- the kind only your closest neighbor can inspire.
Tuesday, November 16 2010
From the desk of Roger Goodell: It is with the goal of achieving 100 percent media saturation that I submit these notes.
Wednesday, October 20 2010
Michael Vick has arrived at the final stage of a well-known formula: transgression-outrage-apology-punishment-contrition-and, finally, forgiveness.
Wednesday, September 8 2010
In a world of 24-hour programming, Jay Mariotti's Around the Horn does for ESPN what Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly does for Fox News: fill in large gulfs of empty space between actual news or events by making a fetish of opinion.
Monday, September 24 2012
The experience of reading this anthology is much like that of stepping out of King’s Cross station and strolling the city’s streets. Walk long enough, read deeply enough, and you’ll be immersed in impressions of beauty, grime, humor, violence – often simultaneously.
Monday, April 25 2011
Anthologies such as this are a movement, or a moment, a force of expression that seeks to take up more space -- literally and figuratively -- than the book of one individual might.
Wednesday, November 7 2007
The mystery that surrounded Paul Bowles, then and now, seems to be the driving force of his artistic legacy.
Tuesday, May 8 2007
Christian Hosoi was the coolest of the cool, a brash and rowdy pin-up idol whose talent took him to the apex of the skateboarding world during the '80s, only to leave him flailing when the world moved on without him.
Monday, January 1 2007
This film, at its heart, asks the question of how a fundamentally intolerable situation is to be tolerated.
Monday, December 14 2009
The Official World Series Film Collection - A&E Home Video [$229.95]