Short nonfiction by Michael Brick


The Big Race

When a mysterious military vet lures hundreds of bikers on a ludicrously dangerous transcontinental motorcycle ride, he draws in a Sioux shaman, a British financier and a Hollywood auteur with helicopters and private jets. But Big Jim has a far more ambitious agenda. And it will take them all to a reckoning with the heart of America. In this rollicking true story, Michael Brick chases the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge from Arizona to the Pine Ridge Reservation, with a brief interlude in Las Vegas.


Jingo Unchained

Letter From Corpus Christi


On the Ground in West, Texas


Reggie Brown

Reagan Raider, football prodigy, and, for seventeen agonizing minutes on national television, embodiment of every player’s worst nightmare.


The VooDoo and a Prayer:

A story of New Orleans, football and perseverance, in two acts.

Part One: Glory

Part Two: Guts


His Roof is the Sky:

The legend of Chongo, king of the Yosemite dirtbags.

Centerpiece of Pushing the Limit, a yearlong series on adventure sports.


Summer at Ruby’s:

A Brooklyn serenade, in three parts.


Jailhouse Lawyer: The Making of a Modern Celebrity