Posts by Hua Hsu

  • Mister Cee

    Lost One: Mister Cee and Hip-Hop Radio's Trick

    You hate to hear the story, again and again. I don’t care what most people do in their private lives and, insofar as you can feel a way about someone whose only relationship to your immediate life was (1) as a name on an album sleeve, and then (2) a strong reason to eat lunch […]

  • Oliver Luck

    The Residue of Design

    The wandering path of Oliver Luck — former star QB, onetime congressional candidate, athletic director at West Virginia, and Andrew’s dad — has led him back to where he started.

  • Mike Gimbel

    Saber Rattler

    In search of Mike Gimbel, the Moneyball revolution’s forgotten man.

  • JAY Z

    Jay-Z in 2028: What Can We Expect From a Rapper Pushing 60?

    It’s been just a week since Jay-Z’s 12th solo album, Magna Carta … Holy Grail, was released. But there have already been myriad reactions. From indictments of his corporate-sponsored transitional period to reminiscing on his best work, from analysis of the album’s construction to a survey of his newfound social media acumen, there’s been no […]

  • Enjoy the Experience Book

    That Obscure Object of Desire

    A new book about lost and ignored music reveals what the loose strands of culture can teach us about hope, failure, and dashed dreams.

  • David Beckham

    David Beckham’s Retirement, and the Strangest Cultural Artifact He Left Behind

    David Beckham’s playing career drew to a close a couple weeks back when he captained Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 thumping of Brest. The evening ended with a teary-eyed, perfectly coiffed Beckham getting tossed into the air by his teammates. It was the perfect way to remember him as a player — aloft in some […]

  • Alex Ferguson

    The Face of the Watch

    Farewell to Sir Alex Ferguson.

  • Handoff

    Hard Knocks: Shanghai

    Can the NFL plant its flag in China?

  • Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks and Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics address the fans before Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. w/ Grantland

    We Went There: The Boos (Mostly) Subside for One Day at Madison Square Garden

    The Boston Celtics were met with boos as they jogged onto the court for pregame warm-ups Saturday, which seemed about right. It didn’t matter that the Celtics were wearing commemorative shirts that would be auctioned off for The One Fund Boston or that they had scrawled messages of support on their sneakers. “Get outta here!” […]

  • Tracy McGrady, Stephon Marbury

    The Humbling of Stephon Marbury and the Limits of the Chinese Basketball Association

    Order was restored in the Chinese pro basketball universe last night when the Guangdong Tigers finished their sweep of the Shandong Lions to claim their eighth Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) title. This was probably the most competitive game of the series, which basically means that there was a 10-minute window in the first half when […]

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