Jeremy Lin at the New Yorker Festival


“People ask me when the last time I was happy. I genuinely almost always tell them Linsanity. I’m not joking. For two weeks, that was the best,” exclaimed restauranteur David Chang on Bill Simmons’ podcast in May (1 hour, 9 minute mark).

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An Interview with Pinegrove’s Evan Stephens Hall

Pinegrove playing at The Old Mogul Theatre in Montclair, NJ.

Montclair NJ holds a lot of memories me. A childhood friend grew up there, so I know the town well. They converted an old movie theatre into a music venue called the Wellmont Theatre  With a capacity of 2,600 it felt like the (now defunct) Roseland Theatre or Hammerstein Ballroom got airlifted and plopped into suburban NJ, plus some of the old-timey movie theatre flourishes.

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Michigan State Commit Miles Bridges and Other Prospects at the PrimeTime Shootout

Miles Bridges is jersey number one.

The PrimeTime Shootout is a high school invitational tournament that started in 1976. Players that have appeared include LeBron James Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard. Ever since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, I missed my fix of watching basketball in person.

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My Favorite Tracks & Albums of 2015

Columbus Ohio's All Dogs.
Columbus Ohio’s All Dogs.

One of my favorite things about discovering new bands is figuring out who their influences are. When I figure that out, it takes me back to the time when I was listening to those particular bands. These four bands had me mesmerized this year. I hope you appreciate them as much as I did.

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An Interview with Radiator Hospital’s Sam Cook-Parrott

(Left to right) Cynthia Schemmer, Jeff Bolt, Jon Rybicki, and Sam Cook-Parrott

Philadelphia’s music scene is one of the most vibrant in the country. Underneath the more higher profile acts War on Drugs and Kurt Vile in a scene in the truest sense of the word. Radiator Hospital play short low-fi power pop songs that run around two minutes. I spoke with frontman Sam Cook-Parrott about his influences, the Philly scene, and his views on the current state of the music industry.

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Breakdown of the 2015-16 NBA National TV Schedule

Anthony Davis

America — meet Anthony Davis. With 11 more nationally televised games than last season, Brow has single-handedly propelled the New Orleans Pelicans to a total of 21 games (five on TNT, eight on ESPN, and another eight on NBA TV).

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Jeopardy Had an NCAA Champs Category

Jeopardy had a March Madness theme tonight, but only the NCAA Champs category had actual basketball questions.

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My Favorite Albums of 2014 Include a lot of Philly Bands

Little Big League at Shea Stadium in November of last year.

I never felt I listened to enough new albums in a year to justify putting a best albums of the year list. It seems everyone writes one, including two my friends Eric and Kevin — both lists of which I’ve discovered a lot of new bands. I wasn’t a fan of either of theirs this year, and I let them know — so here’s my response, in no particular order.

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PrimeTime Shootout Preview (NJ High School Basketball Tournament)

Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns while a senior at St. Joseph High School.

Going to a Nets game in Brooklyn is not as easy as going to East Rutherford or Newark while living Hoboken. In their third year in Brooklyn, I’ve attended one Nets game, where I used to go to a dozen in the swamp.

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The NBA Should Poach Top College Coaches for the D-League

"I coach a minor league NBA team anyway, I might as well go to the D-League."

The minimum age requirement to play in the NBA is 19. For the top high school basketball players in the country, this means being a one-and-done player, where Kentucky’s John Calipari has mastered the art of coaching players who only stay for their freshman year, specifically for the pros.

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