Flashback Friday Flop: “Blood Money”

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: Mobb Deep’s BloodContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Blood Money””

Ranking All 34 John Grisham Books

John Grisham has released thirty-four books — thirty-two novels, one collection of short stories and one work of non-fiction. Since I have loved his work (to varying degrees) for years — flaws and all — I decided to rank them. (This list excludes the Theodore Boone series and Kindle singles.)

Is That Really a Marvel Movie? On the Confusing State of Comic Book Films and Shared Universes

Deadpool is a monster hit. It has shattered records and proven that an R-rated superhero film can not only work, but be a massive success. In everything I’ve read and heard, it keeps getting repeated that Deadpool is a Marvel film. And that’s true…but it’s also false. Huh?

In Appreciation of: “Once Upon a Time in America” – The Best De Niro Gangster Film You’ve (Probably) Never Seen

“This was a murdered movie.“ So begins Roger Ebert’s home video review of Once Upon a Time in America, the final film from legendary director Sergio Leone.

Flashback Friday Flop: “Welcome to: Our House”

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: Slaughterhouse’s WelcomeContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Welcome to: Our House””

Photo Essay: Magic & Bird Through the Years

I put together a collection of photos of Magic Johnson & Larry Bird since 1978. Head on over to Tumblr to check it out. 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.Continue reading “Photo Essay: Magic & Bird Through the Years”

The NBA & Hip-Hop: Til Death Do They Part

The NBA has a complicated history with hip-hop, but the sooner it embraces the fact that the two are forever entwined, the better it will be. My latest for The Musical Outcast. Continue reading… Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work hasContinue reading “The NBA & Hip-Hop: Til Death Do They Part”