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Thinking Thrones: Humanity in Westeros

Thinking Thrones: Humanity in Westeros

010 The premiere of Game of Thrones penultimate season was mostly spent arranging the pieces for the endgame bid for the Iron Throne of Westeros. Dany arrives at Dragonstone, Cersei enlists Euron Greyjoy and his Iron Fleet, and Jon Snow attempts to fully unify a North...
Stevie Ryan: 1984-2017

Stevie Ryan: 1984-2017

020 It had been years since I had seen or heard anything from Stevie Ryan, yet news of her death still shook me on Monday night. The prevailing emotion since learning that Ryan hanged herself on Saturday has not been sadness, even though I have felt myself on the...
Zen and the art of Mark Harmon

Zen and the art of Mark Harmon

122 If Mark Harmon did not exist, man would have to invent him — out of necessity or desire for someone so good and true that he seems too good to be true. Harmon has played many roles on television and in life. Quarterback at UCLA. Dr. Bobby Caldwell in St....
Battle-tested: Best of the Network Stars

Battle-tested: Best of the Network Stars

History produces rivalries. It writes Shakespearean plays. It makes pawns of us all. Kennedy vs. Nixon. Letterman vs. Leno. Robert Conrad vs. Gabe Kaplan. Conrad and Kaplan will be forever linked through their controversial 100-meter challenge race in the first...
Laid low by ESPN layoffs

Laid low by ESPN layoffs

011 I was in the Durham Bulls press box the first time I got laid off. It was the top of the sixth inning when announcements from several of my coworkers began popping up on Twitter: CBS was discontinuing its RapidReports coverage of college football and basketball....