Luke Epplin is a writer in New York City. His work has appeared in, The New Yorker's Page-Turner, n+1, and Guernica, among other publications. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Doris M. Ohlsen Fellow. Contact him at


Happy birthday Wrigley Field, but are you too beautiful of a ballpark? After all, attendance at games is more sensitive to beer prices—much more—than it is to the Cubs’ record.

Greatest. Year. Ever.

Pick a year, any year, and declare it the best season in baseball history. And Luke Epplin says there are just a few more steps to follow.


The legendary bluesman Buddy Guy talks to Luke Epplin about his memoir and how close he was to giving up a career in music.