Steve Almond

Type: Person
Name: Steve Almond
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Colorado Voices: Peacemaking is more than a prize

With the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan became its youngest recipient at 17, sharing the award with Kailash Satyarthi of India. Shot in the head by the Taliban in October 2012 when a gunman boarded her school bus, ... [Published Denver Post - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Notes for the Nose, Week of of Oct. 17

Our Friday show, the Nose is coming near. Anti-football fella Steve Almond will join the panel for the first time, along with veterans Tracy Wu Fastenberg and James Hanley. What will we talk about? Steve just came out against high school football . But ... [Published Hartford Courant - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

MFA creative writing graduates are (possibly) killing literature

By An ever-so-slightly authoritative critique of the whole system of creative writing courses and grants for writers has been handed down by Horace Engdahl , a Member of the Swedish Academy tasked with awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature. And he is, ... [Published TeleRead - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Lady Wingnut Has Had It Up To Here With You Being So Mean To Foot-The-Ball

Here in the Wonkette Los Angeles bureau, we have been enjoying – or rather, “enjoying” – the recent addition to our local paper of the ravings of Charlotte Allen, one of those wingnut writers who constantly complains that women are destroying ... [Published Wonkette - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Hate football? Or maybe the real problem is maleness

Steve Almond doesn’t like football anymore. He’s upset because football players sometimes get injured. He’s upset because football players sometimes engage in off-the-field  criminal or quasi-criminal acts. Mainly, he’s upset because football is a masculine ... [Published Greenspace - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

NEIBA 2014: Affirming the Value of Indies

Billed as “A Conversation with Publishers,” the plenary panel featured Molly Stern, senior v-p, publisher of Crown Publishers, Hogarth, and Archetype; Dennis Johnson, cofounder and copublisher of Melville House; and George Gibson, publishing director ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

The Seawhawks Didn't Play Football But Important Seattle Sports Still Happened

BEN VANHOUTEN/SEATTLE MARINERSNotable non-Seahawk Robinson Cano just finished a moderately successful first year in Seattle. Ah, the bye week. The one week of the year when we say bye to NFL football that we care about and say, “Hello, week without ... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Get ready for NaNoWriMo with writers group at Beaverton City Library

By Jessica MieleI am a writer. Or at least I am most of the time. During the summer? Fugetaboutit. When the sun is out, I try to be outside as much as I can. But now that the days are growing shorter and the rain has started making music on my windowpane, ... [Published The Hillsboro Argus - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: A significant UN speech

NY Times :President Obama laid out a forceful new blueprint on Wednesday for deeper American engagement in the Middle East, telling the United Nations General Assembly that the Islamic State understood only “the language of force” and that the United ... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Should fans stop watching NFL games?

Writer Steve Almond says that if fans are outraged, they should "stop watching the game, stop paying their salaries." ... [Published CNN.com - Video - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

I'm quitting football.

Life-long NFL football fan Steve Almond recently wrote a book called Against Football in which he details why he is no longer watching the game he loves. Ian Crouch talked with Almond for the New Yorker . Any other year, Steve Almond would have seen ... [Published Kottke.org Blog - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Confronting the Dark Side of Football: A Q&A with Steve Almond

We’ve heard the suicide stories of Junior Seau and Dave Duerson . We’ve watched  Tony Dorsett , Brett Favre , and other NFL legends admit to memory loss and depression, both symptoms of CTE, an impact-induced brain trauma (that cannot be officially ... [Published Catholic America - Sep 03 2014]

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Writer Steve Almond says that if fans are outraged, they should "stop watching the gamegame stop paying their salaries."

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Colorado Voices: Peacemaking is more than a prize [Published Denver Post - Oct 18 2014]
Notes for the Nose, Week of of Oct. 17 [Published Hartford Courant - Oct 16 2014]
MFA creative writing graduates are (possibly) k... [Published TeleRead - Oct 08 2014]
Lady Wingnut Has Had It Up To Here With You Bei... [Published Wonkette - Oct 08 2014]
What If You're Against Football, But for the Se... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Oct 07 2014]
Hate football? Or maybe the real problem is mal... [Published Greenspace - Oct 03 2014]
NEIBA 2014: Affirming the Value of Indies [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Oct 01 2014]
The Seawhawks Didn't Play Football But Importan... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Sep 29 2014]
Get ready for NaNoWriMo with writers group at B... [Published The Hillsboro Argus - Sep 25 2014]
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: A significant UN s... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 25 2014]
Weekend Forecast: Friday Lows Dip Real Low, The... [Published WBUR - Sep 18 2014]
Chelsea Silver Line Contract Awarded [Published WBUR - Sep 17 2014]
Women Don’t Have to Boycott the NFL [Published TIME.com - Sep 17 2014]
‘Repeal The Casino Deal’ Chair Says Side Has Mo... [Published WBUR - Sep 17 2014]
Two Pipeline Proposals Compete To Turn Mass. Tu... [Published WBUR - Sep 17 2014]
Forecast: ‘Summer-Like Air’ Returning Over Weekend [Published WBUR - Sep 17 2014]
‘It’s A Devastating Day’: Suffolk Downs COO Wei... [Published WBUR - Sep 16 2014]
Northborough Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan ... [Published WBUR - Sep 16 2014]
No More MCAS? Boston Considers New Test For Gra... [Published WBUR - Sep 16 2014]
Brandeis President Addresses Federal Investigat... [Published WBUR - Sep 16 2014]
Should fans stop watching NFL games? [Published CNN.com - Video - Sep 16 2014]
Forecast: Some Early Showers, Then Breaks Of Su... [Published WBUR - Sep 16 2014]
Mass. High Court Rules For Tesla Over Auto Dealers [Published WBUR - Sep 15 2014]
Second Woman Dies From Crane Beach Lightning St... [Published WBUR - Sep 15 2014]
Forecast: Abundant Sunshine, Light Winds, Cool ... [Published WBUR - Sep 15 2014]
(Former) Fan's Notes [Published WNYC - Sep 15 2014]
Here's what's going on around Lexington this week [Published Wicked Local Lexington - Sep 12 2014]
I'm quitting football. [Published Kottke.org Blog - Sep 09 2014]
Confronting the Dark Side of Football: A Q&A wi... [Published Catholic America - Sep 03 2014]
Salon: Football Is Evil, And You Shouldn’t Watc... [Published Right Wing News blog - Sep 01 2014]
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Lady Wingnut Has Had It Up To Here With You Bei... [Published Wonkette - Oct 08 2014]
Here in the Wonkette Los Angeles bureau, we have been enjoying – or rather, “enjoying” – the recent addition to our local paper of the ravings of Charlotte Allen, one of those wingnut writers who constantly complains that women are destroying ...
What If You're Against Football, But for the Se... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Oct 07 2014]
This is the cover of Steve Almond's book. He was at Hugo House last night but pointedly didn't watch the game. As the Seahawks continue on their Insufferable Journey to Rewinnining the Super Bowl™ questions arise. Questions such as: Is there a limit ...
Hate football? Or maybe the real problem is mal... [Published Greenspace - Oct 03 2014]
Steve Almond doesn’t like football anymore. He’s upset because football players sometimes get injured. He’s upset because football players sometimes engage in off-the-field  criminal or quasi-criminal acts. Mainly, he’s upset because football is a masculine ...
The Seawhawks Didn't Play Football But Importan... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Sep 29 2014]
BEN VANHOUTEN/SEATTLE MARINERSNotable non-Seahawk Robinson Cano just finished a moderately successful first year in Seattle. Ah, the bye week. The one week of the year when we say bye to NFL football that we care about and say, “Hello, week without ...
Women Don’t Have to Boycott the NFL [Published TIME.com - Sep 17 2014]
I am a feminist who writes about feminist issues. I spent all of last week writing about NFL players Ray Rice, Ray McDonald and Adrian Peterson, all of whom have recently been or are currently being investigated over allegations of domestic violence ...
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