Who’s On First? Indie Headlining in 2022

Who’s On First? Indie Headlining in 2022

In August, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker closed out “The Wild Hearts Tour” with two sold out shows at Central Park’s iconic SummerStage in NYC. The energy of their final performance on the 21st was electric, and there were plenty of full hearts as...
The (Not Too) Early Oscar Predictions

The (Not Too) Early Oscar Predictions

Hollywood’s slow recovery from the pandemic is evident, but the audience’s appetite and love for the movies hasn’t stopped. This year, we’ve entered multiple multiverses with Everything Everywhere All At Once and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,...
Living Mamba, Remembering Kobe

Living Mamba, Remembering Kobe

“For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes—not that you won or lost—But how you played the Game.” —Grantland Rice Discussing Kobe Bryant has certain complications. That he played in a way that is undeniable, regardless of era, is not in...
G.I. Jane Turns 25

G.I. Jane Turns 25

I realize that we’re going to have to talk about the Oscars. It’s unfortunate, not least because there’s been enough written about that night to fill this whole website. I don’t want to talk about it, so we’ll get it out of the way: The Oscars joke is a...
The Case for the WNBA’s Most Improved

The Case for the WNBA’s Most Improved

After an incredibly condensed sprint of a regular season, it’s playoff time for the WNBA. Before that exciting new structure tips off, let’s take a step back to appreciate the terrific play that has gotten us to this point. Many of the end-of-year accolades, in my...
Steel at 25: Shaqsploitation

Steel at 25: Shaqsploitation

In 1997, Shaquille O’Neal, jolly 7’1” giant, legendary NBA center, and inveterate prankster, added a new section to his resume following “pro baller” and “rapper”: “Black American Superman.” In between his second and third nominations to the All-NBA Third Team as well...
YB Better: The Face Of The Next Generation

YB Better: The Face Of The Next Generation

I was thinking about naming this article “The Last Meal.” Why? Well, before the release of The Last Slimeto YoungBoy announced he was done with Atlantic Records. He reportedly turned down $25 million to renew his deal. Per his Instagram, YoungBoy told the label that...
Way Too Early NBA Predictions for 2023

Way Too Early NBA Predictions for 2023

It is August, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to recklessly predict what will happen in the 2022-2023 NBA season! This has become a yearly exercise and I have to say, I’m not that good at it. My best prediction so far was that I had the Golden State Warriors...