Sam Diss

Writer and editor for ShortList, MUNDIAL, BuzzFeed, Vice, Guardian, Mr. Porter, Four Pins, Complex, and many others.

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Sam Diss

8 days ago

This is great, on the politics of the silver can

The Decline and Fall of Diet Coke and the Power Generation That Loved It

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

113 days ago

The Pale King.

Andrés Iniesta begins glorious goodbye as an era draws to a close

theguardian.com

Sam Diss

124 days ago

Cardi B, Drake, and the Art of Sampling Lauryn Hill

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

129 days ago

You just don't get enough great film writing, these days.

The Old Man and the Screen

vice.com

Sam Diss

145 days ago

The Jumpsuit That Will Replace All Clothes Forever

theparisreview.org

Sam Diss

160 days ago

This is just some great, palate cleansing writing. Not unlike some grapefruit salad.

The Exquisite Blankness (and Highly Suspect Guacamole) of Antoni Porowski from “Queer Eye”

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

169 days ago

A fascinating look at the manic set of the greatest show ever

The Night Tony Soprano Disappeared

gq.com

Sam Diss

177 days ago

A short story about getting shot in the face for being a dickhead.

Tobias Wolff's short story, "Bullet in the Brain"

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Sam Diss

236 days ago

Good.

[Reviews] : Dead Ball Situation, by Geoff Dyer : Harper's Magazine

harpers.org

Sam Diss

240 days ago

Really interesting story, simply written, about a complicated (and closed) business.

The Exquisitely English (and Amazingly Lucrative) World of London Clerks

bloomberg.com

Sam Diss

261 days ago

A brilliant history of one of my favourite films, Sweet Smell of Success.

A Movie Marked Danger

vanityfair.com

Sam Diss

268 days ago

Astonishingly good; one of the best things I've read all year.

What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?

theparisreview.org

Sam Diss

288 days ago

On Grailed and what we talk about when we talk about clothes. Interesting take on modern masculinity thru the prism of menswear fetishism.

Net Shop Boys — Real Life

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Sam Diss

289 days ago

You already know it's great.

Earth to André 3000: The OutKast Icon Talks Life After “Hey Ya!”

gq.com

Sam Diss

305 days ago

This is great and now I feel much smarter.

The Poetry Of BLADE RUNNER 2049

birthmoviesdeath.com

Sam Diss

322 days ago

Now *this* is how you write about Thomas the Tank Engine.

The Repressive, Authoritarian Soul of “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends”

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

328 days ago

Now this is how you write about tote bags.

You Need Three Tote Bags, Max

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Sam Diss

328 days ago

Kiese Laymon is the man.

What I Pledge Allegiance To

thefader.com

Sam Diss

337 days ago

This is really good, on teen girl pop music aimed at grown adult women.

Grow Up

newrepublic.com

Sam Diss

345 days ago

Love Drew Magary, love BBQ.

I Bought a Smoker and Now I'm a Big Bad Smokeboy

gq.com

Sam Diss

346 days ago

Good read about tennis and narratives

The (Re)selling of Maria Sharapova

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Sam Diss

351 days ago

Interesting essay about the emptiness of snappy maximalism in fiction

Human, All Too Inhuman

newrepublic.com

Sam Diss

351 days ago

Always read Charles Farrell

Why I Fixed Fights

deadspin.com

Sam Diss

357 days ago

A deep dive on the themes of Science Fiction - good but depressing (goes for album and essay)

Brand New's 'Science Fiction' and the Terminal Dread of Being Alive

noisey.vice.com

Sam Diss

357 days ago

In a way, the real drama in this show is Jon Snow’s increasingly desperate attempts to die and the creator’s sadistic refusal to allow him the sweet release of death.

Game of Thrones, "Beyond the Wall"

lareviewofbooks.org

Sam Diss

365 days ago

I still can't believe this website exists and puts out such amazing pieces every single day.

Letter to My Younger Self

theplayerstribune.com

Sam Diss

384 days ago

This is great: on football as a language not everyone can speak

The Loneliness of Being Shit at Football

vice.com

Sam Diss

390 days ago

Enjoyed this: it's about soup and youth.

Let's Go to Jerusalem for Soup Again

saveur.com

Sam Diss

394 days ago

This is good: on teams selling players and buying them back when they're more famous.

With Nathaniel Chalobah, Chelsea did all the hard work – then they undid it

theguardian.com

Sam Diss

396 days ago

Fucking terrifying and comprehensive. Mostly terrifying.

When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

nymag.com

Sam Diss

409 days ago

Sobering look at London councils' complete contempt for social housing.

How power operates in modern Britain: with absolute contempt

theguardian.com

Sam Diss

415 days ago

Murakami on jogging being Good and Worthwhile.

The Running Novelist

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

436 days ago

Yo, California is wild

These Hot L.A. Bros Are Starting a Wellness Revolution

thecut.com

Sam Diss

444 days ago

Yes

Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

449 days ago

<\3

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

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Sam Diss

458 days ago

Another great piece of writing from Zach Baron. Worth clicking on the OG link too, just for the ace photography.

Surfer John John Florence’s Very Wavy World

gq.com

Sam Diss

460 days ago

Masturbating While Muslim

melmagazine.com

Sam Diss

460 days ago

Incredible

Dwayne Johnson for President!

gq.com

Sam Diss

468 days ago

A rare bit of self-promotion: I did a deep dive on the best episode of television ever, ever, ever, ever.

&quot;Just two assholes lost in the woods&quot;: Why &#039;Pine Barrens&#039; is unquestionably The Sopranos’ best episode

shortlist.com

Sam Diss

469 days ago

Finally, someone's brave enough to say it.

A Unified Theory of Guy Fieri, the Guy From Smash Mouth, and the Guy From Insane Clown Posse Being the Same Person (and/or Clones)

theringer.com

Sam Diss

470 days ago

Wells Tower with the big, bad, silly, scary, sprawling longread on a small town American conspiracy.

The Elvis Impersonator, the Karate Instructor, a Fridge Full of Severed Heads, and the Plot 2 Kill the President

gq.com

Sam Diss

472 days ago

Beautiful, heartbreaking, and just a really good profile of an artist too often thought of as known.

The Love and Terror of Nick Cave

gq.com

Sam Diss

476 days ago

This was absolutely fantastic: storytelling, characters, dialogue, pacing, tone, a deftness of touch when it comes to moralising, great photos... Honestly, just 10/10.

What Bullets Do to Bodies

highline.huffingtonpost.com

Sam Diss

483 days ago

Best/most fun thing I've read in ages.

How the Internet Birthed a Young Vape God

gq.com

Sam Diss

488 days ago

Charlie learned some shit.

Charlie Murphy: What I&#039;ve Learned

esquire.com

Sam Diss

492 days ago

This is absolutely spot on.

Why Labour&#039;s Free School Meals Are a Great Idea

vice.com

Sam Diss

499 days ago

Great writing on cancer, coping, and cool pants.

How Clown Pants Saved My Life

gq.com

Sam Diss

506 days ago

I KNOW/IT'S UP/FOR ME (IF YOU STEAL MY SUNSHINE)

Behind The Music: “Steal My Sunshine”

stereogum.com

Sam Diss

507 days ago

Just gotten around to reading and, excuse me, just gonna fully rip-off this amazing Russ article for the next two years.

The driving force of Russell Westbrook

espn.com

Sam Diss

507 days ago

This is so good, on pickpocketing and the art of attention.

A Pickpocket’s Tale

newyorker.com

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