About MMH

Music Movies & Hoops is an online community based on… well, you can imagine. We have over 20 writers, editors, and creators from around the United States bringing their unique voices, perspectives, and experiences to this space. Beyond our band/cast/team, we invite everyone to participate in the conversation. All of our posts have comment sections and we are readily accessible on social media. And to all the content makers and commentators out there looking to share your work, drop us a line.

At MMH we love passion and connecting over shared interests. If you LOVE anime, we’re here for it. If you watch every play of every Spurs game, let’s talk. If you’re in a Kinks cover band, send us your tunes! For folks passionate about one of these topics, go to the corresponding page and the pieces are filtered. If you’re passionate about two or heaven forbid—all threeof these subjects, you’ve probably just found nirvana.

MMH is committed to promoting and supporting the voices and work of people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, women, people with disabilities, and young artists. We value radical inclusion, active anti-racism, and we hold an unwavering dedication to social change, equity, and justice.

Get in touch: sasha@musicmoviesandhoops.com

Meet Our Team

Sasha Klare-Ayvazian


MMH was my COVID baby. As a full time musician, I lost all my work in the pandemic and the site became my creative sustenance. Today, I feel so blessed by our amazing team and inspired writing. Beyond MMH, I am the music teacher at Rise Prep in Springfield, MA, a loving husband, and proud father to Fiona.
Robert Masseo Davis

R. Masseo Davis

Head of Design

My name is R. Masseo Davis. R. (as in Robert), Masseo (as in “Muh-Say-Oh”), and Davis (as in Davis). I am an African-Filipino American man who was born in a small town in Western Massachusetts alongside lifelong friend and Music Movies & Hoops founder Sasha Klare-Ayvazian.
Adrian Dahlin

Adrian Dahlin

Strategy & Growth

Adrian is an entrepreneur with a background in marketing and data science. He has founded a startup, worked for startups, run marketing at a nonprofit, and been a marketing automation expert at a Fortune 100 company. He has degrees from Tufts and NYU. He prefers to be outside, where you tend not to hit your head on doorways. He’s classically trained on the piano, played college basketball, and has an IMDB profile because of a short film from 2011.
Zoe Novendstern

Zoe Novendstern

Chief Editor

When I was 9 years old I randomly met James Brown while I was eating a knish on the sidewalk, then passed out from the excitement of it all. Not much has changed, except my dog and I live in Brooklyn now.

Cody Tannen-Barrup

Head of Writing

I was the captain of a real college basketball team that lost by 70 points one time.
Thulani Davis

Thulani Davis

Writer, Editor

Im a biracial, Black Filipina woman, born and raised in Western Mass. I’m a professional dancer and lover of all things art, but cannot sing. I’m a student of anthropology and advocate for a more just world. Bookworm. Foodie. Educator. I belong to the Gryffindor House and definitely would have won the Triwizard Tournament.
Carl Henderson

Carl Henderson II

Staff Writer

Carl Henderson II, also known as Lito the Gawd, is a multifaceted rap-writer. Carl is born and raised in New Orleans, LA. The city molded Carl’s writing style which is very conversational. Basketball is Carl’s passion, music is his first love. They are the reason he is alive and he cannot exist without either. Carl loves to spend time with wife and is a devoted dog father to his spoiled kids.
Nico Carter

Nico Carter

Chief Marketing Officer

Chicago-born writer, sag actor, composer, and comedian; repped by NV Talent (debby@nvtalent.com); @realnicocarter on Twitter; medium.com/@nicolas.j.carter; founder of the juicebox (@juiceboxtheater on Instagram); co-founder of whatthegifgame.com.
Becca Abrams

Becca Abrams


Hi! I’m a Portland-based bodyworker, freelance writer and editor, lover of cats, speculative and radical sci-fiction & fantasy — and dungeons and dragons podcasts. Just your garden variety nerd who loves to dream up collaborative visions of a liberatory future.
Simon Pruitt

Simon Pruitt

Staff Writer

My entire 20 year life has been defined by music, movies, and hoops exclusively. I see this site as a continuation of that trend.

Joseph O’Malley

Staff Writer

Joseph O’Malley (they/she) is a photographer and interdisciplinary artist from New York. They started their career as a theater photographer and video creator, combining their backgrounds as a playwright and film producer. They’ve shot projects with numerous Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe winning artists, and their work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Town & Country Magazine, High Times Magazine, The Detroit Metro Times, The Seattle Stranger, and many others. Joseph now primarily works as an independent fine artist, as well as an interdisciplinary visual producer collaborating primarily with musicians. @josephomalleyarts josephomalleyarts.com

John Wilander

Web Developer & Site Admin

For reasons I still haven't figured out, I began learning web development in 5th grade. In 2020 after school, college and years of freelancing, I started my own website agency which I have always dreamed about. Fun fact: I can type up to 185 words per minute and use a split keyboard with unlabeled keycaps. I hope you enjoy the MMH site!