Posts by Dave McKenna

  • Jon Stich

    The Favorite

    A 70-year-old jockey just wanted a storybook ending to his lifelong racing career. But did his fellow riders cheat to help him get it?

  • Elgin Baylor's ring

    An Unfamiliar Ring

    For sale: the piece of memorabilia you probably never knew Elgin Baylor had.

  • Jungyeon Roh/Grantland

    The Comeback

    Jo Jo Hunter never made it to the NBA. But after years in prison, he’s finally back in D.C., where he was once the District’s brightest star.

  • Walter Green


    The supremely old-school game of chess is dealing with a very avant-garde brand of unsportsmanlike conduct.

  • Elgin Baylor/Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt vs. Elgin: When Their World Was the Playground

    Two legends in the summer of ’57.

  • Friendship Football

    No Left Tackle Left Behind

    The improbable rise of Friendship football in Washington, D.C.

  • Art Garfunkel: The Unexpected Face of Go-Go

    News of Chuck Brown’s death yesterday reminded me of my introduction to go-go. That came through Good to Go, a 1986 movie starring Art Garfunkel. The movie’s producer, recording-industry mogul Chris Blackwell, hoped his project would bring bands on D.C.’s homegrown go-go scene, godfathered by Brown, to a worldwide audience, as 1972’s The Harder They […]