Great characters and writing by Jordan Ritter Conn. A dose of reality about the silent majority of athletes with professional aspirations: For some of the players on tour, this is how their basketball lives end: not at their college senior day or an NBA retirement ceremony, but on a Wednesday evening in a Berlin suburb, […]
With the current beef over ghostwriting in hip-hop, here are some thoughts that went out earlier as a set of tweets: I never had a problem with Dr. Dre rapping lyrics that Ice Cube wrote in NWA – *because* everyone knew that Cube wrote them. When I was a teen with a rhyme book and […]
Imagine an all-American kid in his little league uniform. What color is his skin?
Here is an essay I wrote on the intersection of race and commerce in the recent film Furious 7: Tears in Dom’s World.
The achievement in this essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates is in putting the cost of racism into tangible, quantifiable terms, while also weaving a compelling emotional journey. Writing at its very best.