In 1993, three eight year old boys, best friends, from West Memphis, Arkansas were found murdered and hogtied. Although there was very little evidence (and several other more plausible suspects), three teenagers were arrested, charged, and ultimately convicted of the murders, which the prosecution claimed occurred as part of Satanic rituals.
It appears that one of the greatest sports careers in history is finally over. After an atrocious day with four interceptions and a 0.0 passer rating (and a torn plantar fascia), Peyton Manning was benched yesterday. Whether he plays again this season or not, it’s clear that age, injuries, and the punishing nature of theContinue reading “The 5 Best Peyton Manning Commercials”
“Class of nine-eight, my fellow graduates / Well-known savages” – Nature, “Fire” A seismic shift occurred in hip-hop in 1998.
It’s felt like a weird week.
Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. This week: Canibus’s Can-I-BusContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Can-I-Bus””
To celebrate the release of “WTF,” the new video by Missy Elliott, I decided to compile some of my favorite Missy videos. She is a trendsetter that changed hip-hop when she entered the game. She can do it all – rap, sing, write, produce, dance, direct, whatever. One of the most innovative artists in rapContinue reading “An Appreciation of Missy Elliott Videos”
Over on Medium, I wrote some tangled thoughts I’ve had recently about my abilities as a parent… Thoughts on Parenting
Making a great album is not easy. Making another one is even tougher. However, the task of making three great albums in a row is a rare feat indeed, one that the vast majority of hip-hop artists, even the great ones, have failed to do.
As a lifelong fan of Philadelphia sports teams, I’ve seen more than my share of unpopular draft choices. Of course, the one everyone remembers is a small segment of the fan base booing the selection of Donovan McNabb with the second pick in 1999. In recent years, the narrative has shifted to make it seemContinue reading “Knicks Fans Owe Phil Jackson an Apology”
Some of my favorite documentaries, particularly of recent years, came out of the ESPN 30 for 30 series. I’m going to do my best not to let this space become inundated with them. However, some are just too good not to share and the one that follows the Nancy Kerrigan – Tanya Harding figure skatingContinue reading “Documentary Tuesday: “30 for 30: The Price of Gold” ”