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When Martin Luther King was murdered by a white supremacist on April 4, 1968, the world shook. Riots raged across 110 cities. King’s murder was rightly declared “a national disaster.” Stokely Carmichael, the civil rights leader who first used the slogan “black power,” went as far as to say, “When…


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It’s a multibillion-dollar industry. It fuels the internet. It dominates political campaigns, podcasts and AM radio, and the evening news. It sits on therapists couches and speaks on social media feeds. No respecter of persons, it steals sleep from feeble beggars and mighty kings, from the CEOs in their midtown…


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Even at his peak, Kobe Bryant made greatness look grueling.

He had every gift, every natural blessing, every competitive trait that an athlete could ever dream of — but he made having them look hard. …


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Most of the acclaim surrounding Sam Mendes’s Oscar-Nominated Great War epic 1917 has been, deservedly, focused on the technical marvel of its filming. The film’s timeline unfolds across the span of a day, and is shown in two incredibly long and unbroken tracking shots.

It’s breathtaking cinematography from Roger Deakins…


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Kanye West’s artistic journey has been a fascinating ride. He’s arguably the most significant artist of the last 20 years — a cultural icon who has firmly established himself at the forefront of Western social discourse.

What do we make of Kanye’s journey? Is this latest turn a marketing scheme…


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Sunday night at Atlanta’s East Lake Country Club felt like a recoronation.

It wasn’t a major, no. We rarely remember who wins these Tour Championships unless we decide to remember them (see: last year’s Tiger Woods, versus 2014’s Billy Horschel). …


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Amidst the introspection, celebration and jubilation that followed Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon title on Sunday, there was a moment, during the Serbian star’s post-match press conference, that was, in a strange way, darkly comedic.

“When the crowd is chanting ‘Roger!’, I hear ‘Novak!’” explained Djokovic, with a shrug. “I know. …


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I’m not quite sure what I’m feeling right now, or what Raptors fans are supposed to be feeling right now. It was clear — probably since last July — that this would be a one-year romance between a country starved for basketball glory and a superstar starving for home. We…


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We’ll certainly remember Game 1 of the NBA Finals for many things — the first Finals game played outside the United States; the first Finals game in the 24-year history of the Toronto Raptors; the first Finals game without LeBron James since 2010. …


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In reality, Game of Thrones ended where it truly began: The mad monarch has been assassinated; the (queen)-slayer, who had vowed to defend that mad monarch with his life, takes on the iniquities of the polity as a holy, royal scapegoat , both prince and pariah at once; a pair…

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