Writing

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah Is Everything It Promised to Be, and More

Slate 16 December 2014

Iron Man: As His Contemporaries Rest on Their Laurels, Ghostface Keeps Running

Slate 9 December 2014

Is the 76ers’ Lose-on-Purpose Approach to Team-Building Ingenious or Morally Bankrupt?

Slate 19 November 2014

NBA Stars Aren’t Superheroes. They Break Just Like the Rest of Us Puny Humans.

Slate 29 October 2014

Breaking (very) bad in Boston

TrueHoop/ESPN 24 October 2014

Can Sleater-Kinney Be America’s Best Rock Band Again?

Slate 20 October 2014

The Beatles. Bob Dylan. Biggie Smalls. Why the Rapper Belongs in the Company of Pop’s Most Influential Artists.

Slate 12 September 2014

Whither Thou Moest, I Will Moe: In Praise of Moe Szyslak

Slate 21 August 2014

Lance Stephenson Is the Most Fascinatingly Flawed Player in the NBA

Slate 18 July 2014

Modern Rock Didn’t Start With Dylan or the Beatles. It Started With Zeppelin.

Slate 19 June 2014

The Future of English Football Is Young, Exciting, and Exactly the Same as the Past

Slate 15 June 2014

Game of Thrones Should Change the Way We Think About Great Television

Slate 30 May 2014

Is the lottery the Celtics’ ticket?

TrueHoop/ESPN 22 May 2014

With One Sweeping Move, Adam Silver Killed the Old NBA Forever

Slate 29 April 2014

Draft Day Is Like the NFL’s Moneyball Except It’s Cruel to Nerds and Is Terrible

Slate 10 April 2014

Kevin Durant Is Having One of the Most Ridiculous Seasons in NBA History

Slate 7 April 2014

If You Take Hip-Hop Crime Stories Literally, You Shouldn’t Be Practicing Law

Slate 31 March 2014

Loved True Detective but Hated the Finale? Watch This Series Next.

Slate 10 March 2014

Rap’s New Avant-Garde: The Serious, Cosmopolitan Music of Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q

Slate 4 March 2014

In His Debut, Jason Collins Was Totally Himself Without Any Hint of Incident or Turmoil

Slate 24 February 2014