Twenty years later, Pulp Fiction still stands alone. But some of its imitators had their charms. A few of us — Rafe Bartholomew, Mark Lisanti, Sean Fennessey, Alex Pappademas, and Chris Ryan — decided to revisit these imitators to see how they held up and what they owed to the originator.
Rafe Bartholomew: Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead might be the most overwritten movie I’ve ever seen, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
When hoops fan and Fulbright scholar Rafe Bartholomew first arrived in the Philippines, he had hoped that basketball mania really was as pervasive in the country as he had been told. Filipino basketball players and fans far exceeded his expectations. As a result, his year-long research grant turned into a three-year journey through Filipino basketball culture, and his book, is Bartholomew's self-described "love letter to the Philippines."