Alan Rifkin

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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Photo by Anne FishbeinUp the hall at Lakers headquarters, emerging from a closed-door meeting, here comes Phil Jackson, in a rolling cloud of three stiffly collegial, broadcast-booth- generation men. And though at 6'8" he is not even the tallest i...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Illustrations by Daniel May A story that could only be written by a certain kind of heartbreakingly talented woman with red hair and freckles, it told the fatal last ride and otherworldly release of Bo T. Blackeye: rodeo clown, widower, a man stil...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Every March is free hot dog month at Superior Pool Supply -- an early sign of summer, at least to pool men in Norwalk. “You‘re about out of relish,” John the pool man said, finishing his second. Someone said, “You know, hot dog...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Illustration by Hadley Hooper AS A FRIEND, PAT WAS AT THE TOP OF HIS game two years ago, when I was recovering from knee surgery and he visited me every night for nearly a month, which is how people get nostalgic for disasters. Even in Long Beach ...