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...
Streep’s golden speech

Streep’s golden speech

020 Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award — the Golden Globes version of the lifetime achievement award — last night, then proved why she deserved it. She spoke truth to power, calmly and methodically eviscerating Donald J. Trump. Streep made her acceptance...
Grayson Allen trips. Again.

Grayson Allen trips. Again.

Grayson Allen cried outside his locker last night. He cried the tears of a broken guard. All-American tears. The tears of someone with a problem. Allen tripped another opposing player. When Elon’s Steven Santa Ana drove the baseline late in the first half, the...