You Dance and Shake the Hurt

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Yago Colas reflects on race and basketball, as they were lived and played, body and soul, in 1970’s America.

Being a Sports Fan Is Totally Dishonest

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There is, and always will be, something fundamentally dishonest about sports. How exactly that breaks, though, depends on the fan in question.

We Are Excited About ‘The Classical’

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A new website, The Classical, promises to consider sports in an exciting and worthwhile way, and they could use some money.

A Basketball Writer Who Can’t Ball

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Bethlehem Shoals’ relationship with basketball exists through watching and writing about the NBA. Nothing with that, right?

The 10 at 10

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Gold is at record prices, grad school loans will have higher interest, and Japanese scientists have invented a thinking, learning robot.

Imagining a Locked-out World

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The NFL and NBA lockouts could have had a huge impact on the male psyche. Maybe they still will.

To Forget and Then Forgive

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Whether you forgive Michael Vick or not, his recent Nike endorsement is a sign that he’ll be allowed to leave his past behind.

The Passion of Odd Future

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Odd Future are one of the most buzzworthy, talented, and controversial young acts in music. Kevin Lincoln considers how their lyrical content—which includes bursts of misogyny and homophobia—should influence the way we listen.

On #Abandonment, Be It of Yard or Blog

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Why are FreeDarko and the “On the DL” podcast shutting up shop, while John Steigerwald still has a job?

I Need Some Time to Not Watch Sports

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Bethlehem Shoals, a basketball obsessive, explains why he watched the Oscars instead of last night’s Knicks-Heat matchup.

The Conversation: Fernando Torres, Carmelo Anthony, and Liberated Fandom

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Two sports fans talk about the meaning of ’Melo, Fernando Torres, and “The Decision.”

Somewhere Between Winning and Losing

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Bethlehem Shoals wants to rid our sports vocabulary of the “lovable loser” label.