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Charles Pierce

Sportswriter and Political Blogger
Charles Pierce has been a writer-at-large for a men's fashion magazine, and his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the LA Times Magazine, the Nation, the AtlanticSports Illustrated and The Chicago Tribune, among others.  Pierce is a not infrequent contributor to the American Prospect and Slate. He appears weekly on National Public Radio's sports program Only A Game  and on the Stephanie Miller Show and is a regular panelist on NPR's game show, Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me. Since July 1997 he has been a writer at large at Esquire, covering everything from John McCain to the Hubble telescope, with more than a few shooting stars thrown in between. In the fall of 2011  Pierce left the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, where he had been since 2002,  to become a staff writer forGrantland  as well as the lead writer for esquire.com's politics blog.