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Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 20, 2019 at 00:55.

My August 2015 Bloomberg Piece on Trump's Mobile, Alabama Rally

My August 2015 Bloomberg Piece on Trump's Mobile, Alabama Rally

In August 2015, Bloomberg Politics sent me to Mobile, Alabama, to write about Donald Trump’s rally in Mobile, Alabama. You can’t read my dispatch anymore unless you have a Bloomberg terminal subscription, and only my financial advisors has one of those. In the wake of this week, I thought I would thus republish it here.

MOBILE, Ala. – About two hours before gates opened for Donald Trump’s...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 15, 2019 at 19:42.

Volume One, Issue Two: The One Where High School Scholastic Bowl Is Nostalgically Remembered

Volume One, Issue Two: The One Where High School Scholastic Bowl Is Nostalgically Remembered

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Frank Sinatra died at the age of 83 on May 14, 1998.

May 14, 2016

Hello, fellow humans. This is the second installment of the still-unnamed Weekly Will Leitch Writing Newsletter....

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 15, 2019 at 19:28.

Like Short Circuit For Knuckleheads: Chappie, Reviewed

Like <i>Short Circuit </i>For Knuckleheads: <i>Chappie, </i>Reviewed

1. District 9, the 2009 full-length debut from South African writer-director Neill Blomkamp, gave us an entirely new way of thinking about science-fiction movies. I wasn't as crazy about it as most other critics, but you couldn't deny that it was trying something different, creating an alternate universe and plopping it right on top of ours, resulting in something messy, muddy, dingy, and...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 15, 2019 at 17:09.

Volume One, Issue Sixteen: The One In Which An Assignment To Cover A Donald Trump Rally Is Recollected

Volume One, Issue Sixteen: The One In Which An Assignment To Cover A Donald Trump Rally Is Recollected

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Leona Helmsley died at the age of 87 on August 20, 2007.

August 20, 2016

ne year ago this Monday, I traveled to Mobile, Alabama, to cover a Donald Trump rally. This is the piece I...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 15, 2019 at 16:18.

Volume 2, Issue 30: The One About College Kids

Volume 2, Issue 30: The One About College Kids

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Lou Reed died on October 27, 2003, at the age of 71.

October 27, 2018

This has been one of those weeks where I have found it mentally healthy to bury myself in my work. It’s World...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 15, 2019 at 12:59.

Volume 2, Issue 28: The One About Turning 43

Volume 2, Issue 28: The One About Turning 43

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Ed Sullivan died on October 13, 1974, at the age of 73.

October 13, 2018.

I turned 43 years old this week. Like all ages, 43 seems so much younger now that I’ve reached it that it...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 15, 2019 at 12:57.

Volume One, Issue Thirteen: The One In Which The Argument That The World Is Becoming A Better Place Is Briefly Extended

Volume One, Issue Thirteen: The One In Which The Argument That The World Is Becoming A Better Place Is Briefly Extended

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Ingmar Bergman died at the age of 89 on July 30, 2007.

July 30, 2016

Earlier this week, I wrote about Aroldis Chapman, the new closer for the Chicago Cubs, and whether fans should...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 15, 2019 at 11:14.

Volume 2, Issue 40: The One About Meeting Celebrities

Volume 2, Issue 40: The One About Meeting Celebrities

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George Washington Carver died on January 5, 1943, at the age of 81.

January 5, 2019

There’s a great bit in the 2012 anthology “Jewish Jocks” — a terrific book of essays edited by...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 15, 2019 at 00:04.

Volume One, Issue Twenty-Four: The One In Which Donald Trump's RNC Acceptance Speech Is Terrifying

Volume One, Issue Twenty-Four: The One In Which Donald Trump's RNC Acceptance Speech Is Terrifying

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Mata Hari died at the age of 41 on October 15, 1917.

October 15, 2016

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which I was covering for Bloomberg...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 14, 2019 at 21:42.

Volume One, Issue Fourteen: The One In Which The Baseball Habits Of Four-Year-Olds Are Dissected

Volume One, Issue Fourteen: The One In Which The Baseball Habits Of Four-Year-Olds Are Dissected

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Harry Reasoner died at the age of 68 on August 6, 1991.

August 6, 2016

My son William and I have a routine. Every time he gets up — alarm light comes on at 7:01 a.m. — after I’ve...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 14, 2019 at 16:57.

Volume 2, Issue 38: The One About My 10 Best Films of 2018

Volume 2, Issue 38: The One About My 10 Best Films of 2018

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Beatrix Potter died on December 22, 1943, at the age of 77.

On Wednesday night, my friend Tim Grierson and I, for the 28th consecutive year, revealed our Top 10 Movies of the year...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 14, 2019 at 15:24.

Volume One, Issue Fifteen: The One In Which Grade School Is Both Remembered And Looked Forward To

Volume One, Issue Fifteen: The One In Which Grade School Is Both Remembered And Looked Forward To

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Tom Mees died at the age of 56 on August 13, 1996.

August 13, 2016

The first school I ever went to was Columbian School, 2709 Marion Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois. It was a K-through-6...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 14, 2019 at 11:59.

Volume 2, Issue 24: The One About September 11

Volume 2, Issue 24: The One About September 11

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Johnny Ramone died on September 15, 2004, at the age of 55.

September 15, 2018

For the first time since I moved away in 2013, I was in New York City for September 11 this year. I...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 14, 2019 at 08:38.

Dodge This: The Lousy, Endless Jupiter Ascending, Reviewed

Dodge This: The Lousy, Endless <i>Jupiter Ascending, </i>Reviewed

1. Why did The Matrix work? For all its pseudo-philosophy and whiz-bang effects, for all its blue-pill-red-pill This is all an illusion sci-fi wonkery, may I humbly suggest that it was Keanu Reeves all along? Without him, you have a fun, expansive vision that may have never escaped its creators' heads; it's Reeves that makes it connect, that takes Andy and Lana Wachowski's lunatic universe...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 14, 2019 at 06:06.

You're With Me, Deadspin

You're With Me, Deadspin

I put this on my Tumblr, but sort of felt like I should put it here too. (Photo from the Deadspin one-year birthday party in 2006 .)

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Today’s a sad day for Gawker Media, the place where I got my big break with Deadspin, but it’s not a fatal one. Nick’s going to end up selling, and it’s going to be different, but there are so many talented people, and such a culture of recognizing and...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 14, 2019 at 04:58.

Volume 2, Issue 25: The One About How the Decades Alter Personal Identity

Volume 2, Issue 25: The One About How the Decades Alter Personal Identity

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Nathan Hale died on September 22, 1776, at the age of 21.

September 22, 2018

A few weeks ago, as mentioned in this newsletter , I performed at a live-band karaoke night for my...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 13, 2019.

Volume One, Issue Seventeen: The One In Which The Author Is Bed-Ridden

Volume One, Issue Seventeen: The One In Which The Author Is Bed-Ridden

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Jeep Swenson died at the age of 40 on August 27, 1997.

August 27, 2016

My grandfather, also named William Franklin Leitch, thought all doctors were quacks. “You start looking at...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 13, 2019.

Volume 2, Issue 9: The One About Class Reunions

Volume 2, Issue 9: The One About Class Reunions

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Lou Gehrig died on June 2, 1941, at the age of 37.

One of the most disorienting but fascinating things about getting older is watching people you’ve known since childhood turn into...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 13, 2019.

Volume 1, Issue Ninety-Three: The One About Signing on With MLB.com

Volume 1, Issue Ninety-Three: The One About Signing on With MLB.com

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Alex Haley died on February 10, 1992, at the age of 70.

February 10, 2018

As announced Thursday, I’m coming aboard MLB.com as a senior writer, starting on Monday. I’ll be writing...

Will Leitch Will Leitch Jul 13, 2019.

Volume 2, Issue 5: The One About Elementary School

Volume 2, Issue 5: The One About Elementary School

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Napoleon Bonaparte died on May 5, 1821, at the age of 51.

Whenever I get a chance, I try to meet my son William for lunch at his school. It’s just down the street from our house, I...

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