While you may only know Deadspin's writers as smooth jazz lovers with all the charm of ambulatory kidney stones, it turns out they can write good. Good enough for books that can be read on the can!

DaCapo has featured this piece from Deadspin for "Best Food Writing, 2014," by one Albert Burneko.

Mariner (an Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint) brought in two pieces from Deadspin for "Best American Sports Writing, 2014." (Though one was from 2013?! Publishing, man.)

Mariner also included this fantastic infographic for "Best American Infographics," by some greaseball.

Highlights from around Gawker Media this week—including some of the best sportswriting on the web, plus Deadspin—is below.