Live and direct from Fort Greene circa 1994:...
The Face of the Watch (Grantland) →
“We narrate the 27-year backdrop to Ferguson’s career as one of innovation, fracture, bizarre juxtapositions: the ancient manager who recalls working as a tradesman during his offseasons forced to deal with millennials, Twitter, and fluorescent shoes.”
Lost Weekend (The Daily Note) →
A Cali transplant becomes a New Yorker with help from a Williamsburg groove merchant. “The closest I came was a ‘Rump Shaker’ 12-inch I saw sticking out of a wet suitcase next to a trash heap along Avenue C. I grabbed it anyway.”
Hard Knocks: Shanghai (Grantland) →
“Maybe one night a kid from Shanghai named Shady lines up in the slot for some second-tier college football team, and a thousand teenagers back at home decide that it’s the coolest thing they’ve ever seen.”
The Gist, “Love at First Sight”
Hua Hsu: Wokking the Suburbs
luckypeach: Illustrations by Yina Kim Four articles from Lucky Peach were nominated for James Beard awards this year. We are posting all of them this week for your reading pleasure. First was Fuchsia Dunlop on London’s Chinatown, then Richard Parks on the Cambodian-California doughnut connection. Today: Hua Hsu on the rise of suburban Chinatowns. Read More
The Boos (Mostly) Subside for One Day at Madison... →
“Sucks to be Mark Sanchez!” a guy in a Garden hospitality jacket laughed as every cubic inch of the building resounded with deafening, only-kinda-joking boos.
Parts Unknown, “Aud. 1 — Another Day...
The Humbling of Stephon Marbury (Grantland) →
While it’s supremely unlikely professional basketball in China will ever come to resemble soccer’s shapeless confederation of post-national playboys, it’s inevitable that some obscure petro-overlord or rare-mineral magnate will soon attempt to build a dream team somewhere you’ve never heard of.
The Alien Has Landed: Cristiano Ronaldo's Return... →
One guy crashes Ferraris, the other goes to Disney World.
Ciara, “Goodies (Kingdom remix)”
In Memoriam: TIM DOG (Grantland) →
“THIS WAS AN EARLY DISRESPECTFUL RECORD.”
A Brief History of NBA All Star Weekend... →
Nike fumbled a response, releasing their bulky, absurdly user-unfriendly version of pump technology, which required an actual pump.
Joe Jonas, “The Hustler”
"Total Devastation at the Super Bowl" (Grantland) →
“It all started with Ma$e…”