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Hip-Hop Exhibiting Punk Characteristics: What Does it Mean?

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“There has always been this rebellious connection between hip-hop and punk music,” once said iconic hip-hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy, in an interview with radio host Davey-D, back in 2010. It’s true–nestled in the downtrodden s...

Gary Warnett: THE BEASTIE EFFECT

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Just as some sites seem to have fostered Kitty Genovese syndrome on a global scale, with hordes more likely to whip out the phone to film before they’ll ever call for help, I’ve long felt that social media has a tendency to sustain grieving to the po...

Keeping Score: The Danger of Social Media in Sports

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It was 1993 when Charles Barkley penned the infamous text for his now iconic Nike commercial where he proclaimed, “I am not a role model. I’m not paid to be a role model. I’m paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models....

Re(de)fining Print and the Resurgence of the Magazine

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We’ve been observing the decline of print for a long time. Recently Encyclopedia Britannica officially stopped printing their sets of encyclopedias, and has dedicated themselves to the online medium. They’re now positioning their web presence as a mo...

Keeping Score: Casting the NBA Playoffs

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Summer blockbusters and heart pumping NBA Playoff action seem to go together year after year as if the 16 teams themselves personified the scripts being pumped out of Hollywood – each with the chance to capture gold hardware and the attention o...

Traveling Light: The History of Danner and GORE-TEX

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First things first, I recently was sent my own site as part of a press pack based on the assumption that something I’d written was some kind of advertorial for a brand. Fuck that. What’s the point of that stuff? This isn’t “placement.” I don’t play t...

Keeping Score: The Disappearance of the White-American NBA Superstar

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As the Final Four draws closer and NBA teams look to solidify playoff positioning with the same scrappiness their younger counterparts use to cut down the nets with, it’s clear that the game of basketball is alive and well despite pay to play scandal...

Keeping Score: The Cost of Being an Athlete’s Wife

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The life of a professional athlete is a dream for many little boys out there who have aspirations for million dollar contracts, a house with an infinity pool and a lady on his arm that dazzles like championship hardware. We start out playing cowboys...

Matters of Taste: Why Kanye West (the label) Matters

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It has been a whirlwind few fashion weeks. Big names are playing hopscotch at historic houses – from Slimane replacing Pilati at YSL to Raf Simons stepping down at Jil Sander. Marketing continues to skew extreme with Burberry advancing their eg...

Keeping Score: The Beauty of March Madness

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While the mark of spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20, many people would point to the rebirth of basketball’s greatest spectacle as the event that brings people out of the winter doldrums, whose grip was fiercely vicious this year after a...