Sam Diss

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

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1 day 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

61 days ago

Good.

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

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Sam Diss

65 days ago

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

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

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Sam Diss

85 days ago

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

A Movie Marked Danger

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Sam Diss

92 days ago

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

What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?

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Sam Diss

112 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

113 days ago

You already know it's great.

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

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Sam Diss

130 days ago

This is great and now I feel much smarter.

The Poetry Of BLADE RUNNER 2049

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Sam Diss

146 days ago

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

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

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Sam Diss

153 days ago

Now this is how you write about tote bags.

You Need Three Tote Bags, Max

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Sam Diss

153 days ago

Kiese Laymon is the man.

What I Pledge Allegiance To

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Sam Diss

161 days ago

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

Grow Up

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Sam Diss

170 days ago

Love Drew Magary, love BBQ.

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

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Sam Diss

171 days ago

Good read about tennis and narratives

The (Re)selling of Maria Sharapova

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Sam Diss

176 days ago

Interesting essay about the emptiness of snappy maximalism in fiction

Human, All Too Inhuman

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Sam Diss

176 days ago

Always read Charles Farrell

Why I Fixed Fights

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Sam Diss

182 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

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Sam Diss

182 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"

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Sam Diss

190 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

208 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

215 days ago

Enjoyed this: it's about soup and youth.

Let's Go to Jerusalem for Soup Again

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Sam Diss

219 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

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Sam Diss

221 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

233 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

239 days ago

Murakami on jogging being Good and Worthwhile.

The Running Novelist

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

261 days ago

Yo, California is wild

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

thecut.com

Sam Diss

268 days ago

Yes

Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

273 days ago

<\3

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

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Sam Diss

282 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

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Sam Diss

285 days ago

Masturbating While Muslim

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Sam Diss

285 days ago

Incredible

Dwayne Johnson for President!

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Sam Diss

292 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

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Sam Diss

294 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)

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Sam Diss

295 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

297 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

300 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

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Sam Diss

308 days ago

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

How the Internet Birthed a Young Vape God

gq.com

Sam Diss

313 days ago

Charlie learned some shit.

Charlie Murphy: What I&#039;ve Learned

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Sam Diss

316 days ago

This is absolutely spot on.

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

vice.com

Sam Diss

323 days ago

Great writing on cancer, coping, and cool pants.

How Clown Pants Saved My Life

gq.com

Sam Diss

330 days ago

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

Behind The Music: “Steal My Sunshine”

stereogum.com

Sam Diss

332 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

332 days ago

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

A Pickpocket’s Tale

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

333 days ago

Damn good writing

Steve Bannon&#039;s Sad, Desperate Crusade

vice.com

Sam Diss

358 days ago

Incredibly dark, sure, yeah, but this piece on the allure of the Golden Gate Bridge to those wishing to end their life is superb reading.

“That bridge is more than a bridge: it’s alive, it speaks to people. Some people come here, find themselves, and leave; some come here, find themselves, and jump.”

Jumpers

newyorker.com

Sam Diss

360 days ago

This is great and necessary

Moonlight And The Preservation Of Black Manhood

mtv.com

Sam Diss

364 days ago

I love Stan Smith (the man and the shoe) with all my heart now.

Stan Smith Knows You Think He’s Just a Sneaker

nymag.com

Sam Diss

369 days ago

"Someday he may allow himself to acquire a cuddly nouveau riche veneer and go to Aspen or Davos, but right now his civilian life as he describes it is drinking lots of tequila, wearing beautiful mustard yellow Gucci turtlenecks, and going on shopping sprees with the money he's earned from turning dangerous men into unconscious boys."

Conor McGregor Talks Fighting Floyd Mayweather, Searching for Khloé Kardashian, and Really Getting Paid by the UFC

gq.com

Sam Diss

371 days ago

This is nice and Bradley seems a good guy but he was just not cut out to be thrown in like that.

I Am an American Coach

theplayerstribune.com

Sam Diss

371 days ago

This is fascinating, tbh.

What happens when God calls you to go one-and-done but the NBA isn&#039;t in on the plan?

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