Read! (Expand your mind. Laugh. Think. Empathy. Imagination.)


Just published at Propeller. My reflection on Jonathan Abrams’ new book Boys Among Men: How the Prep to Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution.

“Boys Among Men” (Jonathan Abrams, NBA, teenage prodigies, economics, labor, sociology of sport, humanizing athletes, race)

http://www.propellermag.com/Aug2016/HallAbramsAug16.html

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Here is a collection of my favorite essays, reflections, opinions, lists from the last few months.

“16 Thoughts on the 2016 Couch Olympics” by Dave Pell (humor)

https://medium.com/@davepell/16-thoughts-on-the-2016-couch-olympics-ced703eb7b62#.chxzvc1qv

“Hope is an Embrace of the Unknown” by Rebecca Solnit (wisdom, philosophy, psychology, education)

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/15/rebecca-solnit-hope-in-the-dark-new-essay-embrace-unknown

“Black Mothering is a Means of Protest” by Dominique Matti (self explanatory)

https://medium.com/@DominiqueMatti/black-mothering-is-a-means-of-protest-e54b89b2063f

“The Longest Run” by S.L. Price (Refugee Olympic team)

http://www.si.com/olympics/2016/07/25/olympics-rio-2016-refugee-team

“Performance, Anxiety, and the Brocial Compact” by David Roth (masculinity, conformity, insecurity and the sports media)

https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/performance-anxiety-and-the-brocial-compact-david-roths-weak-in-review

“The Round Mound of Enough Already” by T.D. Williams (race, media, Barkley)

https://thecauldron.si.com/the-round-mound-of-enough-already-3bd87a409d7c#.2g8vt3plb

“There’s no Emotion We Need to Think Harder About than Anger” by Martha Nussbaum (emotion, psychology, spirituality, healing, Nelson Mandela)

https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-no-emotion-we-ought-to-think-harder-about-than-anger

“American Horror Story” by Laurie Penny (politics, myth-making, democracy)

https://medium.com/welcome-to-the-scream-room/american-horror-story-ab4a4b389949#.6xaok6u2e

“President Obama’s speech at Dallas Memorial Service (race, policing, police brutality, empathy, unity)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/12/remarks-president-memorial-service-fallen-dallas-police-officers

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My work:

“You are Given a Glass of Water” (politics, Bernie Sanders supporters, Hillary)

https://medium.com/@darkoindex/you-are-given-a-glass-of-water-7b1ee496a9b#.vfw5hshn7

“Feel Good Music: Michael Kiwanuka’s Love and Hate” (music review, music as art/therapy/healing/equality)

http://www.splicetoday.com/music/feel-good-music

“Ceremonial Entrances in Rio” (Olympics, parade of nations, humor)

http://www.splicetoday.com/sports/ceremonial-entrances-in-rio

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