Peter Griffin

Griffin came out from Rhode Island to write off and on for the Reader in the mid-1990s.

He recommended a student of his, David Rioux, who wrote two cover stories for the Reader in 1993.

Articles by Peter Griffin

Happy Birthday, Hemingway

Interview with Peter Griffin on his love of Hemingway

I’d be up until three or four o’clock in the morning, when I first started reading Hemingway, jumping up, saying, ‘Mom, listen to this, isn’t this something, isn’t it unbelievable?’ I’d shake her, and she’d wake up.

Blind among enemies

Interview with the sightless

I felt crazy asking for directions to her house. Over the phone, Lee began, “Get on 8 west, at the Sports Arena exit you make a left, then when you get to West Point Loma ...

The Least of These

The tortured life of our duck

It looked like the fossil of a dinosaur, there on the CAT scan film. The veterinarian, Dr. Marjorie McMillan, pointed her index finger, the nail clipped, unpolished, toward the skull. “There and there,” she said. ...

I Want, I Want, I Want

Chinese Year of the Boar

Some blame President Clinton. He's indecisive, they say, opportunistic, and, according to my maiden aunt, a "sex-pig." For others, it's Hillary's fault, with her dorkish dissertation on health care, her feminist, I-can-hurt-you-from-here style. For still ...

Nicer than a dance club —Fats Billiards

You against the table

When I was a kid growing up in the late ’50s, there was a push to make pool a family game. I remember ads showing “Mom” — permed blond, high heels, and in a chemise ...


Can you imagine somewhere you’ve been? I mean, in person, actually been. That all depends — on what you call imagination, and how you want it to work for you. I was in Southern California ...

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