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  1. Career Arc: Russell Westbrook

    Brian Phillips

    Let's start with the growth spurt. The transformation of Russell Westbrook Jr. from an uncelebrated 16-year-old shooting guard to a potential NBA draft pick happened during the summer after his junior year in high school, when he shot up five in...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  2. Watch the Vampires: How Jay-Z and Kanye West Feast on Young Talen...

    Sean Fennessey

    Ebony Oshunrinde's life is different now. Two months ago, she was a 16-year-old Ontario, Canada, native about to complete 11th grade. Today she has a production credit on a Jay-Z album. Oshunrinde's is the most humanizing story born of Jay-Z's new ph...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  3. Arrested Development Slow-Binge Recap: Season 4, Episode 12: 'Seń...

    Ana Marie Cox

    Maeby has an equivocal name but an unequivocal nature. She is decisive and, seemingly, self-assured, able to waltz into a production company as a 16-year-old and not just pass as an adult but thrive as a producer. She's secure in her identity, even i...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  4. Is There a Future for Televised Singing Competitions?

    Tess Lynch

    After The Voice crowned its fourth-season winner, 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery — the third Team Blake victor — a hush fell over the nation. American Idol doesn't start auditioning its 13th season until July, and The X Factor, revamped wi...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. American Music Awards: Usher Brought a Treadmill, Xtina Brought a...

    Amos Barshad

    Ah, the American Music Awards. For 40 years now they've been going strong, unspooling a rich populist music history. (Did you know that in 1974 Donny Osmond co-hosted with a 16-year-old Michael Jackson? Amazing.) And yet, every year, I totally forget...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  6. The Drugs Don't Work (in the Olympics)

    Dermot Hunt

    Another Olympics has come to a close, and we've had the usual barrage of doping controversies to mull over, varying from scurrilous insinuations about 16-year-old girls to justified concern over rehabilitated (and unrepentant) ex-dopers winning medal...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  7. An Open Letter to Ariel Hsing

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Last night, Ariel Hsing, a 16-year-old American table tennis phenom, almost defeated the world's no. 2. Amid reports that Hsing would ease off on her training schedule to attend college, Jay Kang felt compelled to lend a little bit of unsolicited adv...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  8. For Some USMNT Players, the Work to Reach the World Cup Has Just ...

    Noah Davis

    In January 2006, Freddy Adu was 16 years old and training with the United States senior team for the first time. Head coach Bruce Arena called the starlet into the team's January camp, a three-week training stint that played a massive role in determi...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  9. Weekly Weird Internet: The Serbo-Russian Wolf-Man of Iceland Come...

    Tess Lynch

    This week's Weird Internet is a meta–Weird Internet, which is the best Weird Internet of all. Once upon a time, in the year of our lord 2009, a man posted on a Russian dating website, seeking 16- to 20-year-old virgins to marry. The ad was acco...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  10. Diego Maradona Then and Now

    Brian Phillips

    Maradona made his international debut for Argentina 36 years ago this week. Then everything went crazy.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013