Eric Wills has written about history, sports, and design for Smithsonian, The Washington Post, GQ, the Scholar, and other publications. He was formerly a senior editor at Architect magazine.
Milking the G.O.A.T.
Why are we so obsessed with anointing the very best?
by Eric Wills | Wednesday, March 01, 2023
One Man's Trash
In the windswept California desert, Noah Purifoy sculpted a visionary monument from the detritus of everyday life
by Eric Wills | Monday, October 24, 2022
A Midcentury Bender
Revisiting Mad Men, 15 years later
by Eric Wills | Monday, October 03, 2022
The Changing of the Guard
This year’s US Open showed the world that tennis’s next generation is here
by Eric Wills | Thursday, September 15, 2022
If You Build It, Will They Still Come?
Scaling the border wall
by Eric Wills | Monday, January 10, 2022
“What’s My Name?”
Ken Burns’s new documentary examines the enduring power of Muhammad Ali
by Eric Wills | Thursday, September 23, 2021
An Open Debate
Might Novak Djokovic, despite his loss this weekend, be the greatest tennis player of all time?
by Eric Wills | Monday, September 13, 2021
The Tiger Conundrum
What to make of the complex, controversial golfing legend
by Eric Wills | Saturday, January 23, 2021
A Most Unusual Slam
In this year’s U.S. Open, the drama was as striking as the silence
by Eric Wills | Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Dope on Lance
What have we really learned about the cycling legend?
by Eric Wills | Thursday, May 28, 2020
The over-the-top, yet welcome, indulgence that is The Last Dance
by Eric Wills | Thursday, May 14, 2020
When Parents Work
A bit of advice by way of a Russian master
by Eric Wills | Thursday, April 16, 2020
The Shot Heard ’Round the World …
(Except in one townhouse in central New Jersey)
by Eric Wills | Thursday, March 19, 2020
This past weekend, two athletes made history in the marathon—but should their achievements give us pause?
by Eric Wills | Thursday, October 17, 2019
Flights of Fancy
The TWA Terminal at JFK, long dormant and then threatened with demolition, is reborn as a hotel
by Eric Wills | Monday, June 03, 2019
When it comes to athletic records, what was once thought impossible is now imaginable
by Eric Wills | Friday, September 21, 2018
Tiger’s Second Act
The resurgence of the golfing legend