American Exceptionalisms: Donald Trump vs. Lin-Manuel Miranda

Since February 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton has dazzled audiences by retelling of the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton and…

Hell or High Water

This summer there were disappointing franchise sequels (I’m looking at you Independence Day Resurgence and Jason Bourne), whatever DC is…

Hamilton: An American Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton opens with a question, posed by Aaron Burr, “How does a bastard, orphan, son of a…

The Master Manipulator: Belichick and the 1995 NFL Draft

In a 2015 article, Bill Barnwell laid out the myriad of ways in which New England Patriots head coach Bill…

Trade Up-Trade Down: How the Packers & Patriots Won their 2009 Draft Day Trade

Bill Belichick and Ted Thompson control the draft rooms of two of the NFL’s most successful franchises. If you’re reading…

Red Sox Season Preview Part Two: Pitching

Yesterday I previewed the Red Sox offense; today let’s turn to the pitching staff. As is the case with the…

Red Sox Season Preview Part One: Offense

With the start of the regular season less than two weeks away, I figured it was time to preview the…

The People vs. O.J. Simpson: A Clever Surprise

FX’s new television series The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story cleverly takes the story O.J. Simpson’s murder trial…

Top Chef: Season 13 Rankings

Back on my old blog, I  ranked the contestants on the different seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef by examining their…

The Vacant and Cold Revenant

The Revenant seemed tailor made for the Oscars. Fresh off his Academy Award win for Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu telling…

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