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May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 10/21/08: Open Letter to the Benoit Wikipedia Hacker

Open Letter to the Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Friday, November 21st, 2008 Dear Matthew Greenberg: The Stamford police interrogation of you on June 29, 2007, fails to […]
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/2/08: ‘The Unbearable Ambiguity of Benoit’ at SLAM! Wrestling

But the Benoit family tragedy is no angle; it is chilling, real-life detail on the demise of the sport’s greatest bell-to-bell performer of the last 20 years. The reason that detail merits closer scrutiny, even in the absence of some sensational conspiracy theory, is the insight it provides into the larger pathologies of pro wrestling.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/4/08: Feedback on SLAM! Wrestling Article

Much of the feedback is thoughtful. Some of it reinforces unfortunate stereotypes of wrestling fans.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/5/08: What the ‘Unbearable Ambiguity of Benoit’ Debate Is About

A few further thoughts on the feedback to my SLAM! Wrestling piece, “The unbearable ambiguity of Benoit.”
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/6/08: Reprint of SLAM! Wrestling Column ‘The Unbearable Ambiguity of Benoit’

Reprint of SLAM! Wrestling Column ‘The Unbearable Ambiguity of Benoit’ Saturday, December 6th, 2008 [originally published at SLAM! Wrestling on December 2 under the headline, “The […]
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/8/08: Cross-posted from freelancerights.blogspot.com

Cross-posted from freelancerights.blogspot.com Monday, December 8th, 2008 Muchnick Interviewed by Library Journal The Library Journal website has a new two-part interview with me about the freelance […]
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/16/08: Who Let the Benoit Dogs Out? Probably Themselves

With other and more substantive discrepancies in the official explanations for what happened after Chris Benoit killed his wife and their son and himself, I think we can officially bury the question of why the Benoit’s German Shepherd guard dogs were not in the enclosed area near the backyard pool, as Chris’s final text messages had said.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/17/08: Nancy Benoit Food-Poisoning Rumor Confirms Importance of Wikipedia Story

Even many who admire the thoroughness of my effort to get to the bottom of Matthew Greenberg’s Wikipedia edit (with the eerily early word of Nancy Benoit’s death) wonder where it’s heading. Well, you can include me on that list. But new information today carries a hint.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 12/20/08: Von Erich Pastor Was Mentor of Obama Invocationist Rick Warren

This is not an editorial comment on the selection by President-elect Obama of Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, to deliver the invocation at next month’s Inaugural. It is just a trivia note.