Full wagering is illegal in 49 states, but sports betting is big business, with billions wagered each year—and everyone knows it. Lines and moves are discussed openly on TV, and covers are mentioned right next to game stories. Media outlets nationwide turn to a handful of people for insight and predictions into point…
We read a lot here at Jezebel HQ. Some of it's good; some of it's think-piece-inducing infuriating. But there's always a few sparkling gems winking from the midden. Here are our favorite essays, books, tweets, emails of 2014.
Originally published June 4, 1992, in the Dallas Observer. Reprinted here with permission from the author, who has also provided an afterword about the response to her story.
Early in December, The A.V. Club released their list of "The best podcasts of 2013," compiled by 15 of their podcast reviewers. Of those 15 contributors, only one woman voted, and coincidentally or not, only one podcast hosted by a woman was included in the final list of the 10 best podcasts of the year.
This article originally appeared in The New York Observer in 1993 and is anthologized in Luc's wonderful collection of essays, Kill All Your Darlings.
Originally published in the April 1992 issue of Esquire. Reprinted here with the author's permission.