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Eric Spitznagel is the executive editor of the Arrow

Eric Spitznagel

Executive Editor of The Arrow
Eric Spitznagel is the Executive Editor of The Arrow and the author of 10 books, most recently Old Records Never Die: One Man’s Quest for His Vinyl and His Past. He lives in Chicago.
Eric's Articles
You can’t escape the things that terrify you. So lean into them instead
, September 7, 2023
My best father-son memories happened at baseball games. So why does my kid refuse to care?
, June 26, 2023
From the Striped Tomato to the A-Team van, here’s where you can find the cars that were bigger than the stars
, May 29, 2023
From High Fidelity to Reality Bites, here are the movies that fed us all the worst advice on love
, November 28, 2022
A Gen X dad struggles with his kid’s yearning for brothers and sisters
, November 7, 2022
Nostalgia collecting can make you a millionaire — or an empty-handed chump
, May 8, 2022
Further proof that time won’t slow down and nothing stays the same
, February 8, 2022
The long, perilous, frequently-delayed-for-no-good-reason journey into my butt
, November 18, 2021
How the slouchy superstar paved the way from adolescence to adulthood
, September 2, 2021