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Patrick J. Sauer

Patrick Sauer grew up in Montana and now lives in Brooklyn. He’s written for the Times, GQ, Smithsonian, Fast Company, and a bunch of places that no longer exist. Check him out at patricksauer.contently.com or @pjsauer.

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Thumbs Up: A Very American History of Hitchhiking

Historian Jack Reid, author of ‘Roadside Americans,’ says that strangers catching rides on highways was essential to the building of 20th-century America

The Pogues Frontman’s Defiant Life Is the Perfect F-You to 2020

On December 25th, legendarily hard-living singer Shane MacGowan turns 63. Happy Christmas, your arse. We pray it’s not his last.

Finding Human Decency in Glazed Donuts and Cats in the Cradle

In an era of great cruelty, two new documentaries attempt to reintroduce us to the kind of humanity that can restore our faith in each other