Paul has written for Esquire, Slate,, the Wall Street Journal, and His first book, Can I Keep My Jersey? was published by Random House.

He is the chief editor for FlipCollective and a weekly columnist for the Spanish newspaper El Pais. He also runs a writers' workshop called Writers Blok and podcasts about the NBA with Justin Halpern and Phil Hay.

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Let’s get one thing out of the way: the War on Drugs put out the best album of 2014. It’s called Lost in the Dream, it is everything rock music aspires to be, and I knew within two[...]
The English words you see here will be presented according to rules set forth by our forefathers and mothers: men and women who have protected the language from the raids of barbar[...]
A note from the editor: In the fall of 2009, I was being paid to write by two well-known outfits—the biggest newspaper in a foreign country and a website whose presence in its mark[...]
I’m at the back of a restaurant in Los Angeles, in a dimly-lit hallway whose floor is made of dark wood that’s been distressed just the right amount, not too old, not too new, like[...]
Michael Sam, a football player from the University of Missouri, announced that he is gay in advance of this spring’s NFL Draft. The absurd reactions were quick to hit the cybersphe[...]
On January 14, a federal appeals court in Washington D.C. struck down a Federal Communications Commission regulation that had previously prevented broadband providers from limiting[...]
Not long ago, I went for lunch with my friend John to an extremely Los Angeles-like café that was, fittingly, in Los Angeles. John and I took seats near the door and, after allowin[...]
There I am, at my desk in my room in Los Angeles, butt on my annoying gray physioball, eyes on my dusty computer screen, hand idly dropping almonds in my partially agape mouth. I’m[...]
“Who gives a shit?” – Me, upon reading that James Gandolfini was dead ** It started with Michael Jackson. Then it was Brittany Murphy and Paul Harvey and Billy Mays and Ed McMahon [...]
On May 10, Efrain Rios Montt, former dictator of Guatemala, was found guilty of genocide, making him the first head of state to be convicted of this charge by a court in his own co[...]
When I saw Jerry Lewis’s name trending on Twitter last week, my first thought was, Oh, he must have died. Wait, is he already dead? Whatever, at least we won’t have to deal with th[...]
This is my challenge: I need to tell you about the fifth issue of Cartel, the e-magazine I edit, run, and write for. I need to do this quickly, because if I do not do it quickly, y[...]