Resisting the Grifter-in-Chief

If the first days of the Trump administration has taught us anything, it’s that President Trump intends to fulfill his…

Houston-New England Playoff Preview

There isn’t much reason to think that this weekend’s game between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans will…

Rogue One

In many ways Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a better film than last year’s Force Awakens. Director Gareth…

Quiet: The Power of Introverts

Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking offers a sophisticated examination of what…

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest is a book that has stayed with me. I bought my copy at a bookstore in Austin, Texas…

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…

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