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Book Review: Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican

Brutal Youth is a breezy summer read. The characters are well sketched, the stakes are high in the second half, and the novel has good things to say about the trails of being young.


NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick attends the 3rd Annual NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Is The Quarterback Position In The NFL Dangerously Over-Inflated?

Colin Kaepernick signed one of the most lucrative deals in the history of the NFL yesterday, a six-year deal which will earn him up to $126 million, with $61 million guaranteed.

97.1 The Ticket–06/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 3:  Pitcher Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers delivers against the Toronto Blue Jays during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on June 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 5-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Brad Ausmus Needs To Be The Boss [BLOG]

Ausmus was hailed as the latest Mike Matheny, a former catcher who hadn’t managed on any level but was qualified to lead based on his baseball knowledge.

97.1 The Ticket–06/04/2014

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer addresses shareholders during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. The meeting was the last for Steve Ballmer as CEO, of which there have only been two in Microsoft's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Does A Bad CEO Buying A Basketball Team From An Alleged Racist Prove The Larger Problem? [BLOG]

Steve Ballmer is probably set to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, to the tidy tune of $2 billion.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2014

LongHorn Steakhouse has launched a grilling helpline in time for the Fourth of July holiday. (File photo. Credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

It’s Not Really Grilling If You Cook With Gas [BLOG]

If you’re using a gas grill, it’s not really grilling. You might as well use the oven inside your house.

97.1 The Ticket–05/30/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 18: Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus #7 watches the action during the eight inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on April 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Angels defeated the Tigers 11-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Post-Game Comments Show Ausmus’ Inexperience As Manager

The loss against the A’s on early Thursday morning was difficult to swallow for many reasons.

97.1 The Ticket–05/29/2014

Bullet holes are seen in the window of the IV Deli Mart, one of several crime scenes on May 24, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. A mentally disturbed 22-year-old man sprayed bullets from his car in the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing seven people. (Photo by Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)

Eric Thomas: California Shooter Wasn’t Misogynist, It’s Much Deeper Than That

Mass shootings have become so common that they’re barely worth mentioning anymore, itself a sad commentary on the state of things.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 11: Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus #7 walks back to the dugout during the seventh inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Tigers’ Tailspin Is On Ausmus To Solve [BLOG]

The good old days were two weeks ago.

97.1 The Ticket–05/27/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 21: Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up the winning run to the Cleveland Indians on a balk during the thirteenth inning at Progressive Field on May 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Tigers 11-10 in the 13th inning. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers Losing Streak Finally Gives Fans Something To Complain About [BLOG]

It’s a blessing that the Tigers have started losing.

97.1 The Ticket–05/22/2014

(Credit: Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Season Looks Bleaker For Lions As Soon As Suh Opens His Mouth [OPINION]

He signed Jay-Z to handle his media relations. He might want to stop by Hova’s office for a meeting.

97.1 The Ticket–05/21/2014