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This feature—a question-and-answer session with a person from sports/entertainment/politics/whatever—will appear every week on If you have any suggestions/ideas for people to speak with, hit me up at I’m listening. Oh, and for the full categorization of every Quaz, click here.


Connor McGrath

The greatest stand-up comic to ever emerge from Deering Center, Maine hasn’t excelled despite having Asperger’s Syndrome. Nope. He’s excelled on the strength of it.


Ron Sexsmith

The singer-songwriter with the haunting voice and magical pen has gone from performing covers in the local bar to releasing 15 albums. Just don’t confuse him for Justin Bieber.


Jeff Bradley

He was one of America’s terrific baseball writers—until ESPN kicked him to the curb. After hitting a career nadir, this member of a sports royal family found himself as the head of media for Toronto FC, as well as the leader of a glove revolution.


Lara Fowler

Why would a film researcher and historian write a book on a largely forgotten actress who last walked the earth more than five decades ago? Answer: Passion and love.


Jon Springer

The author of a new book about the worst team in baseball history (Go, Wilmington Quicksteps!) is a long-suffering Mets fan with a not-so-secret passion for all things Jeff McKnight.



We spotted him working the stage at an Asian festival inside the Orange County Fairgrounds. The music was loud, the beat infectious. Five people were paying attention—and yet, this performer brought his A game. How? And … why?

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