Best college NBA team: Kentucky

Best college NBA team: Kentucky

John Calipari said last month that his former Kentucky players would beat the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. He’s right. Probably. Maybe. “It would have to be hypothetical, because they’d all have to be, what, eight or nine of...
Our favorite college basketball players

Our favorite college basketball players

010 They played at big, public universities and small, private colleges, from the Triangle to UCLA and all parts in-between. They played in the 1960s before at-large berths, the 70s, 80s, 90s, the one-and-done 2000s and today. They played in short shorts and baggy...
Best Picture (redux) … in real time

Best Picture (redux) … in real time

010 The first movie I remember seeing in a theater was Superman: The Movie. It was a fairytale about a superhero from another planet with super strength, the gift of flight and a perfect moral compass, whose alter ego was a mild-mannered newspaper reporter who...
Best Picture (redux): 1990s

Best Picture (redux): 1990s

This story is the third in a three-part series called Best Picture (redux), a historical revision of the Best Picture nominees and winners from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The selection of Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction as Best Picture at the 1995 Academy Awards was a...
Best Picture (redux): 1980s

Best Picture (redux): 1980s

020 This story is the second in a three-part series called Best Picture (redux), a historical revision of the Best Picture nominees and winners from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The selection of Driving Miss Daisy as Best Picture in 1989 is about Hollywood, racism and how...
Best Picture (redux): 1970s

Best Picture (redux): 1970s

This story is the first in a three-part series called Best Picture (redux), a historical revision of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominees and winners from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The selection of Rocky over Taxi Driver as Best Picture at the 1977 Academy...
Every NBA season: 10 words or less

Every NBA season: 10 words or less

This season might be the best in NBA history. At least statistically. The super-duper Golden State Warriors — with four players in this Sunday’s All-Star Game — are on pace to win 69 games, with the highest margin of victory of all time, thanks to the greatest...
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