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  1. A Brief History of LeBron James vs. Paul Pierce

    Amos Barshad

    Tonight, the latest chapter in a rivalry that has spanned six years, four teams, all types of dramatic fourth-quarter duels, all manners of grit-n-grind loose-ball dives, and at least one salacious May-December (rumored!) romance, opens. Tonight, the...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. Brooklyn and Boston: After the Trade

    Amos Barshad

    This summer, on a pleasantly mild July morning, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry were officially introduced as members of the Brooklyn Nets. A press conference was set up on the floor of Barclays Center, one with decisively joyous intentio...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  3. The beginning of a strange new season for the Celtics and the Net...

    Amos Barshad

    The beginning of a strange new season for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, and their respective teams.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  4. The VMAs Live in Brooklyn, and Prince's Endless After-Party

    Amos Barshad

    Let's get this out of the way: There's no particular reason to go see the VMAs live. This thing is not a live show that happens to be televised: It's a performance-first, production-heavy event, rendered in MTV's signature jump-cut OCD style for TV c...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. Beyoncé Takes Brooklyn

    Amos Barshad

    Last we heard, Beyonce was having problems. "I think she scrapped the record," Diplo told the Sun in July, about the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011's 4. "The record was supposed to be done and they have been hitting me up for brand-new i...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  6. Q&A: Killer Mike and El-P Talk American Freedom at the Pitchfork ...

    Amos Barshad

    Backstage at the Pitchfork Music Festival, El-P is introducing Killer Mike to Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew. "He lives in Brooklyn. That's how we know each other," El-P explains. "Former neighbors. Now bitter enemies," McNew chimes in. Mike takes t...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  7. An Open Couch-Crashing Invitation to KG and Paul Pierce From a Br...

    Amos Barshad

    Dear Paul and Kevin, I can't even imagine how you're feeling this morning. The fact that Ainge went ahead and did it last night — blew up the Boston Celtics — is hard enough for a fan like me to stomach. Like any other C's partisan wit...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  8. The Scene at Adam Yauch's Park-Naming Ceremony

    Amos Barshad

    Tomorrow, it'll be a year to the day that Adam Yauch passed away. This morning, at a park in Brooklyn just blocks from where Yauch grew up, his family and friends honored him in a very special way. The former Palmetto Playground — a tiny little...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. Licensed to Ill? How the Brooklyn Nets Have Borrowed From Manhatt...

    Amos Barshad

    Before Jay-Z took the stage September 28, on the Barclays Center's opening night — before he christened the building, before he consummated his home borough's ascendance — we got a short video ticking off a selective list of Brooklyn's ac...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  10. A Bieb Swags in Brooklyn: Justin Bieber Live at the Barclays Cent...

    Amos Barshad

    "Do you have," the mother of two girls sitting next to me asks, while gesturing her hand vaguely forward, "kids there?" "Huh?," I ask, a beer in one hand, a white-Cheddar bratwurst in the other. "What ..." She pauses, then asks what she meant t...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  11. Jay-Z Closed Out His Barclays Run With Some Help From His Lady

    Amos Barshad

    On Saturday night, Jay-Z played the last of eight shows christening Brooklyn's brand-spanking-new Barclays Center, and Young Arena marked the climax with a move no less awesome for its inevitability: He brought out the mother of his child, superstar...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  12. Tanlines' Jesse Cohen on Mixed Emotions, Mystique, and Drafting Y...

    Amos Barshad

    Tanlines — the Brooklyn indie-dance duo made up of multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cohen and guitarist/vocalist Eric Emm — released their debut album, Mixed Emotions, last week. It's really, really good. Have you heard it yet? You haven't? He...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  13. Songs of the Week: Tanlines Throw a Dance Party, Jay-Z Samples a ...

    Amos Barshad

    Tanlines, "Brothers" With the first track off their upcoming debut, Mixed Emotions, Tanlines won this week's MP3-blog wars: the locked-in dance groove on "Brothers" is irresistible. By the way, get ready for more: I saw Tanlines in Brooklyn not...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  14. Brooklyn Rappers, Memory Loss, and WMDs: Which TV Procedurals Are...

    Amos Barshad

    You're busy and only have time for so many murders per week. So which TV procedurals are actually worth your time? We consulted the plot descriptions for this week's grisliest dramas and, below, offer our best advice on how to manage your viewing sch...

    Blog | December 12, 2011