NBA New Year’s Resolutions

NBA New Year’s Resolutions

2021 is almost in the books. I would like to take those books and burn them. This past year felt like the living embodiment of that Swaggy P meme where he shoots, celebrates, and misses. We thought that we might get Covid under control: We celebrated for one week over...
A December Hip Hop To Remember

A December Hip Hop To Remember

Music Roddy Ricch, Live Life Fast No matter how much it shortens, simplifies or evolves, good production will always have its place. A mixture of instruments, patterns, and unique sounds can carry projects that lack substance or take fine penmanship to an even higher...
The 2021 MMH Awards

The 2021 MMH Awards

In addition to the many descriptors one could rightly use to illustrate the chaotically unpredictable dumpster fire that was 2021, we would be remiss not to mention that this was the first full calendar year in the life of Music, Movies, and Hoops—and it that respect,...
Will Ferrell Put Elf on the Shelf

Will Ferrell Put Elf on the Shelf

I have always loved to laugh, but I didn’t cackle so hard that tears ran down my face until I discovered Will Ferrell. Just look at this incredible run of movies: 2001 – Zoolander 2003 – Old School 2003 – Elf 2004 – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron...
MMH and Nico Carter

MMH and Nico Carter

“MMH and __________” is a brand new video series where Sasha Klare-Ayvazian interviews guests outside of music, movies, and hoops to explore the role MMH play in their lives and learn about the work they do. Nico Carter is the founder of the Jukebox...
West Side Story: Layers of Inception

West Side Story: Layers of Inception

West Side Story has always been armchair anthropology. What is Armchair Anthropology? It’s when someone doesn’t do their immersive fieldwork to understand someone else’s perspective. Instead, they create narratives based on assumptions of the other. Meaning, someone...
A Year In Review: The Top Five Films of 2001

A Year In Review: The Top Five Films of 2001

Twenty years ago today, I was a nearsighted 12-year-old sixth-grader with an overbite, the IM handle “InlineDrummer23,” and a tendency to pretend I was too cool to like the pop music I listened to incessantly in private. My movie-viewing habits were mostly Star Wars...