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Portland Wronged The Jail Blazers More Than The Jail Blazers Wronged Portland
A retrospective on the Jailblazers era, and the Trail Blazers's relationship to Portland and their media during that time.
Why Taylor Swift’s ‘Cats’ Is the Death Knell of the Hollywood Musical
A review of CATS (2019), a product of technology in a medium that rewards the exaltation of the human body.
What I Learned At Phil Knight's Big Basketball Birthday Party
A story about the Phil Knight 80 invitational, a once in a lifetime gathering of college basketball teams wearing shoes with swooshes on them.
Are the Portland Trail Blazers complicit in the Gaza-Israel conflict?
A piece from a protest regarding the Portland Trail Blazers' relationship with Leupold and Stevens, a local optics manufacturer that sold scopes to the IDF and the Ferguson Police force.
I Spent 10 Days In Silent Meditation. It Was Brutal - Willamette Week
A brief memoir about spending ten days in silent, meditative contemplation, and how crazy it makes you.
Please Enjoy "The Joy Of Christmas," The Greatest, Goofiest Christmas Album Ever Made
An article about "The Joy of Christmas," a luxurious Christmas album shepherded by legendary conductor Leonard Bernstein.
Seven True Things About LaMarcus Aldridge
A retrospective of LaMarcus Aldridge's time playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Inside the Heart of Competitive Pokemon Darkness
A reported piece about a Pokemon tournament I attended. I learned about evolutionary values to write this, a concept that kind of blew my mind.
In Appreciation of Don Nelson's Bad-Ass New Look, and Badder-Ass Legacy
A loving appreciation of NBA Legend Don Nelson's powerful mindset.
The Eagle Creek Fire Is Terrible—But What Comes Next Is Both Natural and Beautiful
On the Eagle Creek fire, and how forests burn as a part of their life cycles.
The NBA’s Vicious Battle for Players’ Minds: Why Are Owners Going After Mental Health Records?
A brief thinker on the NBA's relationship to players' health, written out of a bizarre detail in a Jack MacMullin piece about NBA players dealing with mental health issues.
The Soul-Crushing Irony of Charlie Brown, the Athlete
Musings on Charlie Brown's awful baseball career, and how what drives one person to greatness might drive another to ruin.
Satchel Paige, Like So Many, Deserved A Better World Series Legacy Than The One He Got
A brief retrospective on Satchel Paige's World Series career, impressive and tragic in equal measure.
Markelle Fultz is Why We Should Leave Medical Diagnoses to the Experts
A brief thinker about tough guy internet doctors who rag on injured athletes, and how dumb they are.
Inside The Washington Post’s Totally Insane Kobe Bryant Profile
A deconstruction of a bizarre profile of Kobe Bryant in the Washington Post.