Topic: Kickstarter

April 27, 2015

Raymond Lewis was a legendarily nasty high school scorer and college standout in Los Angeles, and a first round NBA Draft pick. How and why he didn't have the career he should have—and didn't play a single minute in the NBA—is the story of a new documentary about Lewis' life and legend.

April 24, 2014

A number of sports-minded academics, including some friends of ours, are starting an academic-minded sports site. So we talked about it.

November 7, 2013

With the Kickstarter for their book about the history of professional wrestling video games heating up, we took some time to talk to one of the authors of Wrestling with Pixels, Audun Sorlie. He told us about collaborators (Maffew of Botchamania and Junkboy, graphic designer of Minecraft), his favorite games, and how to unlock the secret "Argument in the Turner Boardroom" stage in WCW Mayhem

July 23, 2012

"High and Outside" is a self-described baseball noir that's just entering the home stretch of its Kickstarter campaign. It is also directed by the son of former Toronto Blue Jays manager Tim Johnson, and counts among its cast former Jesus Lizard maniac David Yow, porn starlet Scarlett Fay, and veteran character actors Geoffrey Lewis and Eddie Jemison. So, yeah, it seemed worth looking into.

July 11, 2012

The ambitious Blank On Blank is exactly the sort of Kickstarter campaign that The Classical can get behind—a way to turn simple interview audio into something richer and altogether cooler. So we're getting behind it, and letting creator David Gerlach explain why you should, too.

May 18, 2012

Friend-of-Classical Dmitry Samarov has been steadily putting together new stories and images for his next book, but the thing is: It's really hard to write while you're driving a cab, what with all the traffic laws and overly refreshed 4 a.m. fares to wrangle.

February 23, 2012

Talking to Marc Normandin, one of the two people behind Kickstarter project "The Hall of Very Good," the first planned e-book anthology to assess and celebrate various baseball players by and for their essential/quantifiable Ray Lankford-ness.

February 8, 2012

1. Hockey 2. Math 3. Jokes. Basically all of our elective preferences were tickled by the Euler/Oiler shirt campaign by DC graphic designer/hockey fan Luke Atkinson. Do your torso a favor and cop one.