Topic: Racing

October 22, 2013

Beers, bets, greyhounds running on television, and a confrontation with existential uncertainty. Welcome to Florida.

July 24, 2013

NASCAR isn't the juggernaut that it was a decade ago, or the outlaw regional entertainment it was a couple decades before that. What it is, though, is something of an open question. A weekend at the races with Kyle Busch and the fans who love and hate him answers a few questions, and raises some others. A preview from Classical Magazine Issue 4, Being There.

November 21, 2012

Last weekend, Formula One racing returned to the United States in, of all places, Austin, Texas. The result was an epic self-satire of plutocratic excess, a boondoggle and, improbably, a pretty decent time.

May 4, 2012

Which are the best horses in the Kentucky Derby? We can't tell you that. We can, however, tell you which ones have the best names. The good, the great, and the super-weird (same difference), ranked.