Monthly Archive: October 2015

Blades of Glory «

Blades of Glory «

The deal with Hayward is, you can’t get there from here. The nearest interstate highway is about an hour and a half west, over the state line from Wisconsin in Minnesota. Any way you...

Russell, the Creator «

Russell, the Creator «

Back on October 7, the Oklahoma City Thunder were in Minneapolis playing their first preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Early in the third quarter, Russell Westbrook dribbled left around a Kevin Durant screen...

30 for 30 Shorts: Every Day

30 for 30 Shorts: Every Day

Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Joy Johnson would wake up before each dawn, pour herself a cup of coffee, lace up her running shoes, and read this Bible verse...

Ball in the Family «

Ball in the Family «

During the rocky beginnings of his pro career, when Austin Rivers was running low on both confidence and playing time, he would seek advice from an NBA head coach — but not the one...

After the Rupture «

After the Rupture «

Wesley Matthews sprinted down the right sideline, cradled Damian Lillard’s outlet pass, and spotted Dirk Nowitzki. It was early March and the Portland Trail Blazers were engaged in a sluggish back-and-forth with the Dallas...

30 for 30 Shorts: #BringBackSungWoo

30 for 30 Shorts: #BringBackSungWoo

Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. The Kansas City Royals’ odyssey to the 2014 World Series ran parallel with the equally improbable journey of SungWoo Lee. A die-hard Royals fan...

Schoolboy

Schoolboy

On the first day of the fall quarter at Stanford University, Jordan Morris walks into his Introduction to Earth Systems class, finds a seat near the back of the lecture hall, and starts flipping...

The Most Important Hip-Hop Song of 2004 «

The Most Important Hip-Hop Song of 2004 «

What This Song Is About It’s a lifestyle song, stuffed fat with meta Houston rap references and slang. Why It’s Important It turned Houston into the epicenter of rap in the months following its...