Sam Stephenson on Charlie Montoyo

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Charlie Montoyo

Charlie Montoyo coaching third base in a game against the Columbus Clippers at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. August 7, 2012. Photo by Kate Joyce.

Last Friday, May 24, Charlie Montoyo celebrated his 500th win as manager of the Bulls.

In honor of the career milestone, we’re revisiting a 2012 piece that Bull City Summer director Sam Stephenson wrote about Montoyo for the Paris Review.


I arrived at the spring-training complex of the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte, Florida, around ten A.M.

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The Latest BCS Installment in The Paris Review

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The latest installment in Bull City Summer’s series on Paris Review Daily was posted this morning. It features a trailer by Ivan Weiss and a new piece of writing by Adam Sobsey. Enjoy.

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An Introduction: How Bull City Summer Got Here

Friday, May 10, 2013

For more than a dozen years I studied a nondescript five-floor brick and wood plank walk-up in New York City’s wholesale flower district that was an after-hours jazz haunt in the 1950s and 60s. The work became known as The Jazz Loft Project. Over the years we documented more than 600 people that hiked the steep, dank stairwell of the loft building. The true number was probably twice that. In my old office at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke we maintained a dry-mounted map of the United States with pins for the birthplaces of people we documented in the loft.

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Sam Stephenson and Adam Sobsey on “The State of Things”

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Back in the beginning of April, Sam visited Frank Stasio on WUNC’s The State of Things to talk about the Bull City Summer project. Listen to the full interview here!

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Welcome to Bull City Summer!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

2013 is the 25th anniversary of the hit movie Bull Durham. Bull City Summer will cover all 72 home games during the 2013 season at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the results—in literary writing and art photography—will update the brand created by that movie for this historic minor league baseball franchise.

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