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  1. The Mecca in Decline

    Jordan Ritter Conn

    They sit in a Harlem church basement or a south Brooklyn deli, at an elite high school in Queens or a failing middle school on the Lower East Side, near Madison Square Garden or the Cage or the Rucker or some other calcified shrine, and they explain...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. What Matt Besler and Graham Zusi Staying in K.C. Means for Americ...

    Andrew Lewellen

    Imagine this scenario: You grow up playing soccer in a suburb of an American city. You're a talented high school player but not a nationally recognized prospect, and only a few colleges show interest in you. You go to an American university...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. Emmanuel Mudiay and the Choice College Basketball Makes

    Andrew Sharp

    If you're the sort of person who knows about people like Emmanuel Mudiay in the first place, the arc of his story is a familiar one. High school basketball player commits to play college basketball for a university, there&rsquo...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  4. Houston, You Have a Problem

    Michael Baumann

    A little less than two months ago, the Houston Astros used the no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft to select Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in California. Within 48 hours, they had agreed to pay the 17-year-o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  5. World Cup Players to Know: Argentina Goalkeeper Sergio Romero

    Noah Davis

    In the John Hughes high school class version of Argentina's national team, Lionel Messi is the quiet, smiling genius who wins over all the teachers through his sheer brilliance. Angel di Maria plays the fragile cello prodigy, perfo...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  6. Oh, F--- Yeah: Danny McBride Is Coming Back to HBO

    Zach Dionne

    A new Danny McBride series, Vice Principals, is coming to HBO. Co-created with McBride's Eastbound & Down buddy Jody Hill, it'll tell "the story of a high school and the people who almost run it: the vice principals, one of them pl...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Super Timely Plagiarism Lawsuit Targets 'Stairway to Heaven&...

    Zach Dionne

    As we approach the 43rd anniversary of "Stairway to Heaven" being played at every high school dance in America, aspersions are being cast on the song's originality. The tale goes that a man called Randy California wrote a two-minu...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  9. ‘The Last Shot,’ 20 Years Later

    Amos Barshad

    In the summer of 1991, Darcy Frey - then a 29-year-old freelance writer - ventured into the Coney Island projects, looking for a story. He'd end up spending a season with Abraham Lincoln High School&...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  10. Outkast Eve: Big Boi's 1993 Anti-Drug-and-Alcohol High Schoo...

    Rembert Browne

    It all begins tomorrow. Outkast: reunited. While not the colossal "one-night only" setup that early announcements suggested, Friday evening at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is the beginning of their ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  11. Tina, Amy, and the Female F-ckup: A Filmography

    Molly Lambert

    Throughout the history of comedy, there has been an overblown focus on men behaving badly. Try to imagine a female version of Adam Sandler's perennial idiot boy, and I don't just mean Sandler in his Jack & Jill drag. Even in m...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  12. Get Hype! Jahlil Okafor, Theo Pinson, and Emmanuel Mudiay Light U...

    Danny Chau

    It's never too early to look toward the future. Last night's McDonald's All American Game featured some of the best high school basketball talents in the nation, as it has since 1978. For most college fanboys and girls,...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  13. Amid the Rash of Early MLB Injuries, How Screwed Is Your Team?

    Michael Baumann

    We're mere days into the 2014 baseball season, yet nearly every team with designs on a title is missing a key player. It's like Week 15 of the NFL season had a baby with a slasher movie where the pretty high school kids die one by one. O...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  14. Q&A: Shailene Woodley Will Defend Native Hawaiians, Fight Med...

    Matt Patches

    In the dystopian future of Divergent, societal overlords analyze the talents of high school-age girls and boys and "suggest" a fitting career path for each human pawn. It's a lot like Hollywood. Muscle-bound beefcakes...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. The Canadian College Basketball Dynasty You’ve Never Heard ...

    Jordan Conn

    It might not surprise you to learn that the best college basketball team in Canada plays its home games before crowds of about 500 people, in a gym almost as nice as the one at your nearest suburban high school, on a campus filled with students who d...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  16. Career Arc: The Not-Quite Stardom of Gabrielle Union

    Rembert Browne

    Let's look back at Busta Rhymes's video for 2006’s "I Love My Chick." This is when it becomes clear that actor Gabrielle Union's career is ripe for a thorough investigation. The music video is inspired by 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, w...

    Blog | January 07, 2014