Why Snake?

It’s pretty good

Newsletters cover worthwhile furniture auctions right now, with longer looks at designers and occasional writing on vintage clothing, designer clothing, strength sports, Formula 1 handicapping

It’s been around for a minute

The first 100 newsletters (2014-2018) are coming out in a book on Shining Life Press in 2022.

It’s more than j a newsletter

Shirts I have designed are available on snakeUSA.bigcartel.com, and if you order records from Nuclear War Now, you can get one of my handbills.

Praise for Snake:

“If you like vintage Italian furniture, designer clothing, or strength sports then this newsletter is for you. Those are not topics I naturally gravitate towards, but Sam always has a way of keeping my attention.” — Alex Wolfe, Pedestrian Magazine

“Reiss is an absolute newsletter legend.” — Jason S. Wright, UDLI Editions 

“If anyone can explain what Snake America is, Art Modell will pay him $10,000.” — Jack Dickey, writer, journalist and NewsGuild of New York representative

“Snake consistently tops itself” — AJ McGuire, comics critic and intellectual

“You should be locked up” — [redacted], former top aide for New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio

Thank you—

Rest in peace and love, Wade Allison and Riley Gale

Snake (Sam Reiss*) (New York)


*I have written for/write for GQ, SSENSE, ESPN, Deadspin, Inverse and elsewhere, mostly on the topics outlined in the It’s pretty good section. This work can be found on my permanent website.