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Will Leitch
Writer, New York, NYT, MLB, WaPo, others. Founder, Deadspin. Author of five books, including “How Lucky,” in bookstores now. https://williamfleitch.substack.com

Until I became a teenager and was lured away by the all the temptations of the modern world — I used to claim I left the church because its views on homosexuality clashed with the love I had for my gay friends and relatives, and while it did in fact…

As someone who profoundly enjoys watching Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg just truly and unequivocally eat it, I’m having a very fun week. There have been so many stories resulting from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony and leaks that you need a Google Doc to sift through all of them. It’s…

Celebrity Mount Rushmore

We are starting a new weekly feature here at the Will Leitch Medium Experiment. It is a look back at the events of the week by focusing on five human beings of particular note. It will hopefully be informative and amusing but will likely be neither. Think of it as…

The news parents have been desperately waiting to come for more than a year now finally hit today: The kids’ vaccines are coming.

The White House announced on Wednesday morning its plan to vaccinate as many of the newly eligible 28 million American children aged 5-to-11 as possible when the…

Colin Powell, the nation’s first Black Secretary of State, died Monday morning, at the age of 84. His death, because it came in part from Covid-19 complications even though he was fully vaccinated (but of course had suffered from many health problems, from multiple myeloma to being 84 years old)…

Celebrity Mount Rushmore

We are starting a new weekly feature here at the Will Leitch Medium Experiment. It is a look back at the events of the week by focusing on five human beings of particular note. It will hopefully be informative and amusing but will likely be neither. Think of it as…

  1. Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th. Many of the monsters and killers on this list have fearsome backstories, or catchphrases, or definable character traits. Jason Voorhees can only do one thing: Not die. He’s infinitely powerful, he’s relentless, he’s impenetrable. There is nothing that can stop Jason Voorhees, to the point…

One of the dumbest things I’ve ever written — and there a whole lot of contenders — was from last June. June 21, to be exact. The piece, written right here on Medium, reads today like the words of an Atlanta Falcons fan when their team was up 28–3 on…

Notable Humans

The week of October 4–8, 2021.

We are starting a new weekly feature here at the Will Leitch Medium Experiment. It is a look back at the events of the week by focusing on five human beings of particular note. It will hopefully be informative and amusing but will likely…

Last week, I saw the film Titane, a jaw-dropper of a film directed by Julia Ducournau (Raw). I think the movie might be brilliant — it knocked me over; we discussed it on this week’s Grierson & Leitch movie podcast — but one thing it definitely is: Gross. It’s super…

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