Paul Thompson, a deft and versatile writer, delivers an engrossing and utterly entertaining profile of Mobb Deep’s The Infamous, the 25-year old album that would vault rappers Prodigy and Havoc — one a Queensbridge native, the other a NYC nomad — into the stratosphere of rap amid the Big Apple’s glory days holding the mic.
Jane Mayer’s latest — on Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — is exhaustive, both in its scope and mendacity of the career politician, whose legacy is guaranteed to inextricably intertwined with that of President Donald Trump. Through nearly 12,000 words, the main takeaway is that McConnell might just be the most duplicitous politician […]
No ‘One Shining Moment,’ no Bill Raftery, no Cinderellas. How one writer feels lost without March Madness.
More than a decade ago, Alex French profiled William Wesley — aka Worldwide Wes — a Robert Moses-like power broker within the game of basketball (Bill Simmons once referred to Wesley as “a cross between Confucius, a benevolent uncle, and The Wolf from ‘Pulp Fiction’). According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, the New […]
It has been a dozen days since the shocking death of the Los Angeles Lakers star. How do we talk about Kobe and his legacy on and off the court?
For a decade, Elinor Kaine Penna was the ultimate football insider, bringing the ins and outs of the nascent pro game to its fans. For SB Nation, Natalie Weiner interviews Penna—now decades removed from the press box—and highlights her ascendancy in the 1960s as an NFL reporter and whose newsletter, Lineback, became the sole imprimatur […]
Dr. Ann McKee of the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank has collected one hundred or so brains to be analyzed for CTE, and yet just five percent of those brains available for analysis by one of the nation’s preeminent CTE researchers come from women. Fader, a B/R Mag staff writer, examines concussions, CTE, and whether we are […]
Inside the rise of oyster shucking competitions in China, a phenomenon with its roots across the Atlantic Ocean that has found a niche within the country’s most westernized pockets.
Amidst the nearly 6,000 competitors at this year’s Dutch Open, one of the world’s preeminent tournaments for darts, the women’s field is dominated by just two athletes — Deta Hedman of England and Japan’s Mikuru “The Miracle” Suzuki — each with an unusual backstory for a sport that almost entirely exists in dimly lit rooms. […]
MTV’s “The Hills” was a memorable reality show with an even more memorable theme song.