The Enduring Friday Night Lights

It’s been thirty years since the Permian Panthers failed to clinch the Texas state championship game and their story still ripples through pop culture. There is the book, a movie, and a five-season TV series that followed shortly after. A fair amount of people only know the latter, unaware of the movie, not to mention… Read More The Enduring Friday Night Lights

Roundtable: NBA Eastern Conference Vegas Win Totals Edition

One man’s move from Cleveland to Los Angeles has opened a window of possibilities for about 200 others.  LeBron James and the Cavs can no longer crush the dreams of other stars in the Eastern Conference, and after eight seasons we will finally see someone else make it out of this half of the bracket.… Read More Roundtable: NBA Eastern Conference Vegas Win Totals Edition

Roundtable: NBA Western Conference Vegas Win Totals Edition

Houston Rockets – Last Season: 65-17 – Vegas Win Total: 55.5 Marvin: Over. There are only a few teams in the west that could steal extra games from them. Sean: Over. The maturation of Clint Capela and the presence of James Harden and Chris Paul will prevent Houston from regressing too much after losing Trevor… Read More Roundtable: NBA Western Conference Vegas Win Totals Edition

A Life in Hand: Tranströmer’s Brief, Resounding Memoir

The size of Tomas Tranströmer’s poetic memoir is initially striking: a book the size of a hand distinguished itself amongst the others at the local bookstore. Then a sticker: “2011 Nobel Prize Winner.” Sold. One could read a Nobel Laureate’s autobiographical montage without spilling out hours necessary for other classics. Maybe in a day. The… Read More A Life in Hand: Tranströmer’s Brief, Resounding Memoir