Writing

Is Hip-Hop Becoming Classic Rock? On Rap’s Nostalgia Problem.

Slate 20 July 2016

The Premiere of Bill Simmons’ HBO Show Any Given Wednesday Was a Real Dog’s Breakfast

Slate 23 June 2016

LeBron James Is Even Better Than We Thought He Was

Slate 17 June 2016

Forget Your O.J. Simpson Fatigue–ESPN’s Made in America Is a Revelation

Slate 8 June 2016

Russell Westbrook Is the Most Volatile Great Player in NBA History

Slate 24 May 2016

Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ Is the First True Gospel-Rap Masterpiece

Slate 16 May 2016

Prince May Have Been the Greatest Guitarist Since Hendrix, and That Shouldn’t Seem Like a Surprise

Slate 28 April 2016

Prince Was Our Bard of One-Night Stands, and ‘Little Red Corvette’ Was His Masterpiece

Slate 21 April 2016

The Golden State Warriors Are the Greatest NBA Team EverÑand the Most Likable

Slate 14 April 2016

Why It Hurts So Much to Lose Phife Dawg, the Irascible, Hilarious Soul of A Tribe Called Quest

Slate 23 March 2016

The Revenant Is Going to Be the Worst Movie to Win Best Picture Since, Uh, Birdman

Slate 25 February 2016

The Big Short Is Good. As Good As Step Brothers Though? No.

Slate 22 February 2016

Kanye West”s The Life of Pablo Is an Attack on the Very Idea of the Album

Slate 19 February 2016

Peyton Manning Always Gets the Benefit of the DoubtÑEven When He Doesn’t Deserve it

Slate 4 February 2016

I Deeply Apologize to the Warriors for Thinking the Spurs Might Be the Greatest Team Ever

Slate 26 January 2016

‘Under Pressure’ Is a Reminder That David Bowie Could Also Be Wonderfully, Powerfully Human

Slate 11 January 2016

Why Future’s DS2 Might Be the Album of the Year, Whether or Not You Like Future the Person

Slate 23 December 2015

The Woeful ‘Concussion’ Fails to Hold the NFL–or Anyone–Accountable for the CTE Crisis

Slate 23 December 2015

Hey, the Best Basketball Team Ever Is Playing Right Now

Slate 30 November 2015

Jessica Jones Is Our First Real Super-Antihero

Slate 18 November 2015