Matthew Algeo
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Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport
10 Apr 2014 // 9:14 PM

In the late 1800s, America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball, boxing, or horseracing—it was competitive walking. Indeed, when a New York arena overbooked, fans rioted.

The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...


'The President is a Sick Man': Delightfully Underhanded Stories of Deception and Manipulation
26 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM

Matthew Algeo's engaging book takes an obscure piece of history and crafts it into an engrossing narrative.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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