Posts by David Giffels

  • Notes From a Native: What the Return of LeBron Means to Ohio

    LeBron doesn’t lean on clichés of the Midwestern work ethic or the importance of roots. Rather, he has deepened those notions.

  • The Chosen Ones: LeBron and Akron

    An excerpt from David Giffels’s new book, ‘The Hard Way on Purpose.’

  • Art Modell

    Art Modell: The View From Cleveland

    “When we talk about mortality, we are talking about our children.” — Joan Didion Here in the bizarro world of Greater Cleveland, it comes as a surprise to see the late Art Modell narrowcast into a prevailing legacy — the marriage of football and television — an alchemy that former NBC president Dick Ebersol this […]

  • Beavis & Butt-Head

    Beavis, Butt-Head, and Me

    On the day of Beavis and Butt-Head‘s return to MTV, a writer for the original series looks back.