Flashback Friday Flop: “Back from Hell”

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: Run-DMC’s Back fromContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Back from Hell””

The Pierznik Monthly Volume 21 (January 2016)

The first 2016 edition of my monthly reading list is now available. Continue Reading… Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe toContinue reading “The Pierznik Monthly Volume 21 (January 2016)”

The Shifting Narrative of the Manning/Brady Rivalry

“Brady didn’t play a snap his freshman year in high school even though his team was 0-8 and didn’t score an offensive touchdown. He had to send out tapes to get colleges interested. Manning was overwhelmed by scholarship offers. They have taken different paths but wound up in the same place as two of theContinue reading “The Shifting Narrative of the Manning/Brady Rivalry”

Flashback Friday Flop: “A Better Tomorrow”

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: Wu-Tang Clan’sContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “A Better Tomorrow””

21 Acclaimed Films I (Still) Have Yet to See

Note: I originally published this in early 2016 and in the 18 months since, I still have not seen any of the films on this list, including the two most recent Best Picture winners. The list continues to grow… When my wife and I first started dating, I lived in Philly and she lived justContinue reading “21 Acclaimed Films I (Still) Have Yet to See”

Flashback Friday Flop: “The New Danger”

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: Mos Def’s TheContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “The New Danger””